ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 1984
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(Studio) White House reported naming Lee Thomas to replace resigning Environmental Protection Agency administration William Ruckelshaus.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Reaction to Thomas' appointed featured; films shown. Ruckelshaus' reasons for leaving discussed. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - notes White House opposition to Ruckelshaus' efforts to control acid rain, include imposing major budget cut on agency.] [RUCKELSHAUS - denies leaving for that reason.] Ruckelshaus' success in restoring both morale and credibility of Environmental Protection Agency since replacing Anne Burford outlined on screen, discussed. [Sierra Club spokesperson Blakeman EARLY - fears EPA budget will be cut further with Ruckelshaus' departure.] Thomas, current head of EPA's superfund, said insisting he will fight for agency's budget.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin