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Clean Air Amendments / Energy Crisis #233514

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 22, 1974
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(Studio) Admin. announces plans to amend Clean Air Act of 1970 in effort to help meet energy crisis.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [EPA administration Russell TRAIN - insists amendments don't weaken air quality standards.] Clean air amendments outlined.
REPORTER: George Herman

(Studio) President' top environmental adviser Russell Peterson thinks energy growth rate should be slashed. Clean Air Act brought progress in pollution control all around country
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Since 1970 bill, Los Angeles smog lessens. Antipollution experts say less stringent pollution laws unnecessary to meet energy crisis.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Chicago, Illinois) Chicago pollution greatly reduced since Clean Air Act passed; specific figures released.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(NYC) Air much cleaner in New York; figures given. Consolidated Edison requests clean air regulations be relaxed. [Vice President Consolidated Edison Bernard SCHWARTZ - believes consumer can save money if clean air regulations relaxed.] Environmental Protection Agency concerned over soot in air. [Parent, Sara Jane SHERMAN - thinks Consolidated Edison fooling consumer in effort to switch to coal without too much consumer upset.]
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy

(Studio) 2 medical researchers from Cancer Society urge new man-made substances be studied for possible cancer-producing effects. Food and air now contains substances never experienced by human body before. Vinyl chloride, used in making plastics, linked with rare form of liver cancer. Nations on Baltic Sea sign treaty banning dumping of solid wastes, regulating DDT and mercury pollution and providing for disposal of ship refuse.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Herman, George;
Lovejoy, Sharron;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:08:30

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