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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1976
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(Studio) Texas natural gas company cuts supplies to largest users in north Texas and south OK; effects noted; homes not affected.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Predictions with regard to winter weather noted. Federal Energy Administration says natural gas shortages will occur but crisis not expected. [Federal Energy Administration spokesperson Bruce PASTERNACK - says shortages won't be widespread; notes Texas shortage.] (Weather satellite map shown.) 60-yr. warming trend ended in 1940's, followed by cooling trend, but government climatologist says it doesn't mean colder winters on way. [Dr. Edward EPSTEIN - says in last 10 years global mean temperature has been steady or incring.] Epstein is associate director of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. Federal Energy Administration sees gas shortages and higher prices in future.

(Studio) Alaska has supply of natural gas as well as oil and today FPC staff report recommends building pipeline from Prudhoe Bay, AK, across Canada to MT, and then through North Dakota, SD, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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