CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 12, 1973
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency opens hearings on standards for auto exhausts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Auto makers, encouraged by President assistant John Ehrlichman, hope to postpone 1975 requirement for nonpolluting cars. [EPA chief William RUCKELSHAUS - says he will decide if extension necessary. Intends to make decision on evidence and not auto maker claims.] [GM Vice President Ernest STARKMAN - says massive difficulty with new and untested pollution control equipment to be expected. Complete breakdown auto making could occur. GM can't comply with existing Environmental Protection Agency regulations for 1975.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
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