ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 18, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Ned Potter) The battle over America's energy strategy in light of dependency on Middle East oil featured. [Worldwatch Institution Lester BROWN - says troops are in the desert, but we are doing nothing here.] Need for alternative fuels and energy conservation cited. [On September 11, President BUSH - says we are more dependent on foreign oil.] Energy Department's stopgap measures for a national plan outlined. [Senator Jeff BINGAMAN, deputy energy secretary West Henson MOORE - talk about the energy crisis.] Administration's decision to push for domestic oil production noted. [Chevron United States of America G. Michael MARCY - comments on offshore oil production in Santa Barbara, California.] [Santa Barbara county supervisor Thomas ROGERS - criticizes federal policy.] America's last great oil field in Alaska mentioned. [Oil analyst J. Robinson WEST - comments on Alaska oil.] Environmentalists' suggestions for energy saving methods outlined on screen. [Wilderness Society George FRAMPTON - comments.] White House resistance to promoting cutbacks in oil use explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Environmental Protection Agency head William Reilly reported stating US really needs alternative energy sources, such as nuclear, solar and wind power.