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Carter / Energy Shortage / Strip Mining Bill #251540

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter has laid critical energy problem before American public; Rosalynn Carter speaks of it in Chicago. [Mrs. CARTER - says it's critical situation and all will have to sacrifice.] First details of energy package are given to congress members.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House lobby begins with Democratic congressional leaders coming to breakfast with President; later energy chief James Schlesinger briefs Republican and Democratic leaders At Capitol, word goes around about proposals with regard to tax on gasoline and hike in natural gas prices. By day's end only 1 is totally supporting President [Speaker Thomas O'NEILL - says all must work together as this is as serious as any war United States has been in. ] [Senator James ABOUREZK - says he's told President increase in oil prices doesn't decrease consumption.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - says gas tax would have to be $1 per gallon or more to work.] [Senator Dewey BARTLETT - says it's disastrous program.] [Senator John TOWER - says program and Carter attitude toward it is highly political]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Coal expected to be large part of energy source and House committee gives approval to Carter-backed bill to control strip mining. Gerald Ford vetoed such bill twice.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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