CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 13, 1977
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(Studio) Some states hard-hit by natural gas crisis are rich in coal.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Belmont Cnty., Ohio) Ohio's extensive high sulphur coal supply noted. Environmentalists complain that coal use results in air pollution. 33 large Ohio coal users go to court to prevent implementation of EPA's clean air standards. State government agrees Environmental Protection Agency is too restrictive. [Ohio energy chief Robert RYAN - believes Ohio has to return to coal.] [EPA Jim McDONALD - believes effects of air pollution have to be considered.] Coal companies cite effect in lower production, if clean air standards implemented. Mining jobs at stake. [President National Coal Association Carl BRAGGE - objects to militancy of environmentalists resulting in job losses.] Federal appeals court to decide with regard to relaxing Environmental Protection Agency standards. Energy supply and cost thereof must be considered.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser
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