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Bush / Energy Crisis / Luncheon / Gephardt Interview #196783

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The week's agenda for President Bush outlined on screen.

(White House: Terry Moran) Vice President Dick Cheney's speech about how the administration will handle energy policy examined; details given of plans to build new power plants and refineries and to open up oil and gas exploration. [CHENEY - says conservation is not the basis for sound policy; cites the need for a clear and coherent policy.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Dan LASHOF - says the plan is to create a crisis mentality.] Tomorrow's announcement on missile defense in a post-Cold War world and the "buzz" about Congress members not showing up for lunch with Bush discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with Representative Richard Gephardt about why Democrats did not attend the Bush lunch. [GEPHARDT - explains his scheduling conflict and says this was not a "command performance."]

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry

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