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Energy Crisis / Senate Subcommittee Probe #226684

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1973
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee investigates reasons behind energy crisis.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Subcommittee staffer La Vern Duffy testifies Office of Emergency Preparedness failed to increase oil imports sufficiently in 1971, `72. [DUFFY - charges bureaucracy with catering to its own comfort. Govt. officials gambled with energy situation and lost. Former Office of Emergency Preparedness director George Lincoln testifies officials within organization couldn't decide on definitive action. Senator Henry Jackson questions Lincoln about contingency plan for Arab cutoff. Lincoln insists contingency plan formulated by OEP, but reveals plan surrendered to General Services Administration when Office of Emergency Preparedness disbanded.
REPORTER: George Herman

Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George

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