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EPA #82656

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 16, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan thought announcing defense of Environmental Protection Agency administration Anne Gorsuch; agency and Gorsuch noted targets of several investigations, include FBI.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) White House cnsl. Fred Fielding noted trying to negotiate settlement on contempt of Congress chgs. against Gorsuch concerning toxic waste sites. [Representative Elliott LEVITAS - comments.] Former Environmental Protection Agency administration Rita Lavelle said subject of Justice Department criminal investigation for possible conflict of interest; her absence from House committee hearing on shredding of Environmental Protection Agency documents discussed. EPA employee Hugh Kaufman noted releasing documents allegedly implicating other agency officials in misconduct. [Representative James SCHEUER - won't see agency go down drain.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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