ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1983
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(Studio) William Ruckelshaus reported assuming post as new Environmental Protection Agency administration; his long-range and immediate objectives outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Ruckelshaus' past role with Environmental Protection Agency recalled. [REAGAN - praises Ruckelshaus.] [RUCKELSHAUS - notes President's pledge of total support for agency and his administration of it.] Problems plaguing Environmental Protection Agency listed, discussed. [REAGAN - notes new beginning.] House reported finding former Environmental Protection Agency director of toxic waste cleanup Rita Lavelle in contempt of Congress for failing to testify. [Representative James SCHEUER - criticizes Lavelle's refusal to testify.] Implications of unanimous House vote against Lavelle considered.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson