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West / Power Crisis / California, Washington #190292

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 27, 2000
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson's extension of an emergency order requiring suppliers to sell electricity to California reported; photograph shown of Governor Gray Davis meeting with President Clinton about the energy crisis.

(Tacoma, WA: Neal Karlinsky) The power crisis in the Northwest due to the shortage of rain needed for hydroelectric power examined; scenes shown of dry reservoirs in Washington state. [Tacoma Public Utilities Mark CRISSON - comments on the crisis.] [Tacoma resident Evelyn UNDZIAKIEWICZ - talks about paying for electricity.] [C&C Containers Corporation President Mel WHITE - says the power cost leads to business losses.]

Brown, Aaron;
Karlinsky, Neal

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