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May 17, 1979 - Image 13

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U.S. REP. MORRIS UDALL (D-Ariz.), sponsor of the Alaska Lands Bill, was cong
yesterday after the House approved the bill, 360-65. The legislation sets aside m
refuges and wilderness.
House approves Alaska wii

passed the conservationist-backed
Alaska land bill yesterday, setting
aside more than 100 million acres for
wildlife refuges and wilderness.
House passage came on a 360-65 vote
shortly after members had thrown outa
rival measure backed by industry.
The bill now goes to the Senate. A
similar measure, which would have set
aside about one-third of Alaska for
national parks, wilderness areas, and
refuges, died in the Senate last year.
HOUSE APPROVAL of the bill, spon-
sored by Rep. Morris Udall, (D-Ariz.),
marked a significant victory for
President Carter and for a wide
coalition of environmental groups. Car-
ter had called the measure his top en-
vironmental priority.
After the vote, Carter said in a
statement he was "pleased and
gratified" and he urged'the Senate to

take similar action promptly. "Mem-
bers of the House should feel justifiably
proud of their historic vote for a truly
superior bill," the president said.
The National Wildlife Federation
issued a statement calling the vote
"courageous and far-sighted" and said
all conservationists should support it or
a similar bill in the Senate.
THE MEASURE sets aside 110
million acres of Alaska land for
national parks, preserves, wild river
areas, and wilderness. It would roughly
double the size of the national park
Shortly before approving the Udall
measure, the House threw out a rival
bill sponsored by Reps. John Breaux
(D-La.), and John Dingell (D-Mich.).
That bill was strongly supported by the
oil and mineral industry, but Carter
had said he would veto it.
The House turned down the Breaux

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, May 17, 1979-Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter said yesterday that Soviet
President Leonid Brezhnev has
privately "expressed a desire im-
mediately to initiate" new talks on fur-
ther limiting nuclear arms.
Carter made the statement to a group
invited to the White House to hear ad-
ministration arguments in favor of
Senate ratifiction of the proposed
strategic arms limitation treaty an-
nounced here and in Moscow last week.
"Our own hopes have been that we
could have much more stringent limits
than those in the new SALT II treaty,"
Carter said. "The Soviets have been
reluctant to have lower limits now, but
in my private correspondence with
President Brezhnev, he has expressed a
desire immediately to initiate the SALT
III negotiations with a specific goal of
having even more limits."
AP Photo Department spokesman, confirmed
ratulated by supporters in Washington meanwhile that discussions are under
ore than 100 million acres of wildlife way to bring Soviet experta to the
United States to examine devices for
monitoring a treaty banning un-
derground nuclear weapons tests.
The treaty is nearing completion.
Negotiators for the two sides have
!d e rn ess bill agreed to permit on-site inspection.
Spokesman Carter said the Sovieta
would look at U.S. monitoring facilities
and Dingell measure on a vote of 268- here and that American experts would
157. have similar inspection rights in the
Soviet Union.
SUPPORTERS OF the failed bill had The facilities are different from those
argued that in view of the nation's that would be used to verify compliance
energy problems it would be foolish to with the SALT II treaty.
lock up the Arctic National Wildlife
range which oilmen think represents
the best chance for striking a major oil
bonanza in this country. ' ' I
Under the Breaux and Dingell bill,
the oil industry would have been
allowed to sink test wells beneath the A
wilderness area. Backers of the
measure said the test drilling could
have been done without damaging the-E
land or its wildlife.
BUT THE Udall measure makes the NURSING BOARDS
area off-limits to any development. In ThexeIPrrm &Hor
arguing for his bill, Udall said oil com-
panies should explore all other federal
lands before drilling on the Alaska
range, which contains waterfowl
nesting areas and range for 120,000 CENTE A
Breaux said his bill would have set s
aside more land than the Udall For Information Plese Call:
measure for wildlife refuges, wild river (313) 662-3149
corridors, parks and preserves. His
measure would have set aside 128 TOLL FREE:800-223-1782
million acres of land, including 54
million as wilderness.
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Stolen 'U' bird skins found
n Colorado and Miehigan

Federal investigators have found an
estimated 150 bird skins in Colorado
and Michigan that were stolen from the
University Museum of Zoology during
1977 and 1978.
Federal officials say some skins were
found in four freezers ina mountain-top
Colorado ranch.
AUTHORITIES SAID they arrested
two former Oakland county residents,
Marcus Spoutz and Wayne Miller, for
selling stuffed rare birds, a violation of
the U.S. Migratory Bird Act.
The investigation, which began
nearly a year ago, has involved federal
Fish and Wildlife Service agents from
five upper midwest states, federal
authorities reported, . .,

According to earlier news reports,
museum officials had no knowledge
that the skins had been taken until
federal investigators informed them of
the theft.
HOWEVER, museum technician
Janet Hinshaw said, "We (the
museum) did know (that the skins were
missing.) I think that's (an earlier
media report) incorrect."
Museum directors said they were told
by federal investigators not to com-
ment on the case.
Federal officials said that because
the University's bird-skins cannot be
sold legally, their commercial value
cannot be assessed. However, some
authorities said that sorne of theskins
were sold for between $50 an l$300.

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