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Nixon, Simon / Energy Conservation Proposals #226683

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon administration announces more plans to conserve fuel and electricity.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [NIXON - states voluntary energy conservation programs successful. Praises individual Americans' response to energy conservation.] Later, President and energy czar William Simon meet with govs. [Governor Daniel EVANS - outlines reasons for requesting uniform highway speed for trucks and cars.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Govt. announced erroneously yesterday that gasoline production to be cut 25%. Energy czar Simon corrects figure to 5%.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [SIMON - admits mistake; accepts complete blame.] Conservation effort works. [SIMON - outlines fuel savings made from conservation effort.] Gasoline rationing may be avoided. Further proposed energy conservation measures reviewed.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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