CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1976
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(Studio) Transportation Secretary William Coleman today gives go ahead for building of oil super ports for super tankers off shores of Grand Isle, LA, and Freeport, Texas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Freeport, Texas) (Designer's model of port shown.) Report on Texas super port. [Seadock president Hugh SCOTT - says United States is only industry nation without such ports and is denied benefits of them.] Busmen. say benefits of super ports not limited to oil companies [Houston (Texas) Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Louie WELCH - says effects will be felt in every product from gulf coast area.] Concerns of FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and environmentalists noted. [Sierra Club attorney Eldon GREENBERG - notes advantages of ports to environment.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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