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Environment / New River / House Rules Committee #247711

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 03, 1976
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(Studio) House Rules Committee to take up bill with regard to blocking of hydroelectric project tomorrow. Committee could determine outcome of issue.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) House Rules Committee decides whether bill adding part of New River to Scenic Rivers Act needs only simple majority to pass or must have 2/3 majority. Bill would affect already licensed Blue Ridge hydroelectric project. Reporter notes amount of mail received by Congmen. and environmental and econ. issues involved. Alignment of industry, business and labor are lobbying to save river. [AFL-CIO lobbyist Jack CURRAN - says project would provide jobs but recreational facilities of river more important to his constituents.] [American Rivers Council Director William PAINTER - cites figs. with regard to jobs during and after project and notes number of people who will have to leave homes.] Rules Committee decision on vote procedure will affect outcome.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Reporter(s):
Benton, Nelson;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:02:20

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