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A Closer Look (Power Plays: Oil Industry) #188457

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 23, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) The politics of the oil business examined; details given of Interior Department charges against the industry and the industry support from Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. [Interior Secretary Bruce BABBITT - says the oil companies are cheating the taxpayers by lowering the price of oil.] [HUTCHISON - criticizes the Interior Department.] Hutchison's strategy of blocking the Interior Department legislation aimed at the oil companies detailed. [Senator Barbara BOXER - says whistleblowers have said the oil executives plan fraud.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Jackie Judd) Majority leader Senator Trent Lott's push for a helicopter carrier to be built in Mississippi despite the Navy's opposition to the ship examined. [Former United States Senator Dale BUMPERS - cites Lott's power; says military weapons are political weapons.] [Cato Institution Ivan ELAND, Senator John McCAIN - call it pork.]

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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