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Clinton / Global Warming / Auto Emissions #169918

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: John Donvan) Announcement by President Clinton of a gradual approach to global warming examined; details given of his proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are changing the earth's climate, including rewards for complying businesses. [CLINTON - warns about the consequences.] The complaints from European allies, environmentalists and American business to the plan noted. [Worldwatch Institution Lew BROWN, National Economic Council chairman Gene SPERLING - react to the president's proposals.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) A closer look at auto emissions in the US presented; statistics on fuel economy cited; details given of the consumers' shift to gas-guzzling utility vehicles. [American Auto Manufacturers Association Andrew CARD, Natural Resource Defense Council Daniel LASHOF - comment.] The administration's hope that technological advances will be the key noted. [CLINTON - talks about reducing pollution via efficiency.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Scientists' report on the carbon dioxide into the atmosphere released by the fires in Indonesia cited.

Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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