CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 1975
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(Studio) American power companies caught between energy demands and criticism from consumers and environmentalists.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) Appalachian Power Company wants to dam New River and inundate area into lakes to provide electricity. $430 million plan calls for 2 dams. Locations of dams shown. Flooding to force 3000 from homes. [Appalachian Power Company consultant Paul JOHNSON - calls it best and most econ. thing to do.] Many local residents opposed. [Farmer Clifford OSBORNE - says will tear up all we've worked for.] [Farmer Robert NEUGENT - says must sacrifice something to grow less dependent on foreign oil.] [Committee to Save New River Lester HALSEY - says power company has plans to dam every river at every feasible location in US. Good place to stop them.] Federal appeals court temporarily stops project. Power company not giving up.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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