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American Agenda (Environment: Bush Clean Air Plan) #123351

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Environmental Protection Agency study noted adding more cities to its list of those having excessive smog. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Barry Serafin) Analysis of President Bush's clean air plan featured; scenes shown of smog product from cars; details given of Bush plan for pollution standards for cars. [EPA's William ROSENBERG - comments.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - gives analogy to explain new proposal.] Proposal of alternative fuels for cars discussed; testing of methanol cars in Los Angeles, California, noted. [Air quality manager James LENTS - says president should be even more aggressive in clean fuels program.] Problems of switching to methanol detailed. [Ford Motor Company's Don BUIST - says there is no incentive for car buyer to switch.] [National Clean Air Coalition's Richard AYRES - says better controls on gasoline-powered cars are needed.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:03:50

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