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Auto Pollution Standards #217234

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1971
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Head William D. Ruckelshaus says car must stop polluting in future, even at expense of performance.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [RUCKELSHAUS - says Congress intends to control auto emissions; future cars may be more expensive, not perform as well; this price may be necessary.] [Ford Spokesperson H. L. MISCH - doubts ability to comply with 1976 requirements; continue to try to achieve technological breakthroughs.] [Volkswagen Company Spokesperson Herbert HEITLAND - doubts improvements will meet 1975-76 standards.] [American Motors Spokesperson John ADAMSON - says haven't achieved control level necessary to meet 1975 standards.] [Auto Importers of American Spokesperson Ralph MILLET - says alternatives impractical for 1975-76.] Small mfrs. complain of inability to match research of big companies; Ruckelshaus says Congress does not intend to penalize companies that meet standards.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:02:50

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