CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 24, 1977
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(Studio) Newly issued summary of United Nations energy conference held last summer says world's energy reserves could last 100 years, contrary to President Carter's contention; details of report noted. Selling of and objections to Carter energy program begins in DC.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
(DC) American business reacted unfavorably to energy plan on Sunday television broadcasts. (Films shown from NBC's "Meet the Press" and CBS's "Face the Nation.") [Standard Oil of IN chairperson John SWEARINGEN - says if energy production to be encouraged, industry must be given money to do it. Notes 2 alternatives are government control, as with post office, or let public do without.] [Energy chief James SCHLESINGER - denies industry's allegations; notes price rise will be allowed to world prices for new oil, where industry has always said emphasis should be.] Schlesinger says administration's authority to tax utilities and industry away from oil and gas fuel to coal is area where they're least willing to compromise. [SCHLESINGER - cites parts of plan designed to encourage switch to coal.] Schlesinger says gas-guzzling cars aren't part of "inalienable rights" mentioned in Declaration of Independence.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
(Studio) AMC says government's rebate plan on small cars hurts its business as people now wait till rebate takes effect. Company asks that rebate be retroactive to April 21, 1977.
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