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Environment / Mercury / Forest Initiative / Energy Bill #743181

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The EPA’s easing of regulations intended to reduce mercury emissions from power plants featured; details given about the administration’s “cap & trade” approach, allowing economic incentives to polluters. [EPA administrator Mike LEAVITT††- cites two options for reducing mercury.] [Natural Resources Defense Council David HAWKINS†- says the administration chooses to protect polluters rather than the public.] [President BUSH – says we don’t want our intentions bogged down by regulations.] Bush’s signing of the Healthy Forest Initiative, which eases restrictions on thinning national forests to prevent fires, noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) Criticism of Bush’s energy policies because of the potential environmental impact featured; details given about concerns of environmentalists, ranchers & hunters that the proposed energy bill could open natural areas to oil & gas drilling; scenes shown from the Rocky Mountain Front†† around Choteau, Montana. [Rancher Karl RAPHOLD‡– says the issue will have a big impact on the presidential election.] [Hunters Bill ORSELLO‡, Eric GROVE‡- comment.] [Montana Petroleum Assn. Gail ABERCROMBIE†- says energy production & wildlife habitat can coexist.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Avila, Jim

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