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Pollution / Auto Emission Standards #228027

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 1973
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency chief William Ruckelshaus grants auto makers 1 year delay in meeting auto emission standards proposed for 1975. Auto mfrs. given interim standards to meet.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [RUCKELSHAUS - says extension granted because of potential societal disruption involved in attempting to enforce original standards.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says auto mfrs. have been doing less to achieve pollution-free cars than they should.] [Consumer advocate Ralph NADER - says Ruckelshaus has given in to auto mfrs.' threats of economy disruption if standards enforced.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Ruckelshaus says doubts Chrysler Corporation tried to meet antipollution standards, but gave it a delay in order to avoid unemployment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Auto mfrs. say still can't comply with new antipollution standards. [Henry FORD II - says 1976 standards impossible to achieve.] [UAW President Leonard WOODCOCK - says auto mfrs. can meet new requirements.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Mazda and Honda already meet 1976 standards.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Suzuka, Japan) Innovative technology and flexible approaches to research lead 2 Japanese auto mfrs. to develop cars that have very small amounts polluting a.missions. Honda spokesperson says American mfrs. too rigid in attitudes towards pollution control.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Pappas, Ike;
Schorr, Daniel

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