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Natural Gas Prices / Deregulation / Federal Energy Administration / House Probe #248014

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 17, 1976
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(Studio) Earlier in year, House voted to deregulate price of natural gas, partially on basis of Federal Energy Admin. information Now it's revealed FEA information may have been influenced by natural gas industry
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Allegations are that information withheld from Congress by FEA. Officials called in to House hearing to answer charges. [House energy subcommittee chairperson Representative John DINGELL - says investigation revealed Federal Energy Administration officials deliberately hid some information relating to case.] Federal Energy Administration deputy director John Hill says some Federal Energy Administration actions improper and mishandled; denies coverup. [HILL - says charges of coverup without merit.] Michigan Representative William Brodhead calls Hill's statement lies; Hill says it was given under oath and he stands by it. [See correction with regard to this item later in program.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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