ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 27, 1972
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency issues proposals to limit lead in gas sold at service stations.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Environmental Protection Agency says stations must offer lead-free gas by July 1, 1974. Beginning 1975, program proposed to limit lead in all gas. Environmental Protection Agency administration Ruckelshaus says this represents 1 year delay over original proposal to allow further discussion of possible health hazards. [RUCKELSHAUS - says further discussion necessary.] Environmental groups say ample proof exists lead gas bad for health. No delay necessary. [Vice President American Petrol. Institute P. North GAMMELGARD - says industry will have gas ready when new cars out that can use it.]
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood
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