CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 28, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford met with govs. with regard to natural gas shortage. Federal Power Cmsn. to let key inds. get gas they need.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Ntnwide. shortage to be 15%. Loss of jobs could occur. Commission allows high priority inds. to purchase gas directly from producers, without reg. price controls. Most of govs. agree. [OK Governor David BOREN - says will get all spare gas to interstate market Producing states want to help.] [LA Governor Edward EDWARDS - says unmeasured barrels of oil off Atlantic coast. Environmental restrictions must be relaxed.] California Governor Edward Brown Junior; New York Governor Hugh Carey and West Virginia Gev. Arch Moore didn't come. [Pennsylvania Governor Milton SHAPP - says can find way to get gas out of shale and can find other energy sources.] [MD Governor Marvin MANDEL - says used up more energy talking than nation used in 1974.] Govs. propose 5 year suspension of price controls on new wells. Voluntary conservation and mild weather will help most.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
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