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Energy Crisis / Nixon Message #228133

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon delivers message to Congress with regard to energy crisis.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [NIXON - says if energy resources properly developed can meet our needs for centuries to come.] Nixon drops oil import quotas and tariffs. Encourages building American refineries, expansion offshore drilling, etc., to increase American oil production. Asks for new deep-water ports to accommodate supertankers. Asks for building trans-AK pipeline. Ends price controls on newly developed gas resources. Calls on United States to conserve energy and devote money to building mass transit systems.
REPORTER: George Herman

(Studio) President rules out gas rationing as means of conserving fuel.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George

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