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Energy Crisis / Coal #23818

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 23, 1973
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(Studio) Admin. mentions increase in strip mining to ease energy crisis. Representative Ken Hechler insists strip mining won't help energy crisis at all. Hechler thinks coal exports should be stopped since American needs coal supplies for own use.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Newport News, Virginia) Low sulfur coal shown mined in West Virginia. High quality coal to be exported to Japan, Europe, Canada. [HECHLER - thinks 10% of total coal shouldn't be exported at such a critical time with regard to energy.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Interior Department announces government coal mine inspectors to examine slag waste piles as regular part of mine inspection. Reasons for inspection outlined. Several West Virginia slag dams in extremely dangerous condition.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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