Search the Archive

Alaska Pipeline / California Shipping / Environmental Objections #248072

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) When Congress voted for Alaska pipeline, assumption was west coast would use most of oil. Now known there'll be more than west coast can use; environmental dangers feared if west coast facilities used to ship oil to rest of country
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Long Beach, California) Oil to be brought by tanker from Valdez, AK, to Long Beach, California, and piped to refineries in Texas and beyond; longer route through Panama Canal by tanker being considered because some Californians fear release of hydrocarbons into air from tankers during unloading. [California energy commission chairperson Richard MAULLIN - says unless adequate vapor controls put on ships and recing. tanks, there could be impact on air quality to make landing point infeasible.] Chairperson also suggests Alaska oil be shipped to Japan or be traded for oil elsewhere. Long Beach environmentalists say effect of Alaska oil would be minimal. [Dr. Don BRIGHT - says amount of emissions would be small and can be reduced by using best technology available.] In Washington, DC hearings, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens remarks on California possibly stopping oil. [STEVENS - says if Alaska oil resources to be developed, it'll have to be landed in US.] Port of Long Beach going on with building docks for tankers.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry
Duration:
00:02:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.