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Air Pollution / EPA / Sierra Club #235785

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1974
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency says government should loosen its grip on air pollution control. Environmentalists not happy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Environmental Protection Agency to allow cities and states to decide if they want to allow industry development that would reduce air quality. [EPA John QUARLES - says agency to make sure clean air facilities put in new industry Severity of requirements for industry decided by public.] Sierra Club says plan waste of time. [Club spokesperson Richard LAHN - says better to clean up pollution already there than to spread pollution to clean-air areas. Environmental Protection Agency thumbs its nose at courts] Sierra Club to get Congress to restate what pollution permissable in clean air areas if rules not strengthened.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Mudd, Roger

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