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CBS Evening News for Monday, May 23, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter signs economy stimulation bill, incling. some tax cuts. President sends to Congress special message with regard to protecting environmental
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Carter signs bill and cites details. [CARTER - cites cuts to average American family and notes simplified tax computation procedure.] Representative Al Ullman says bill establishes proper working relationship between President and Congress Details with regard to environmental message to Congress noted. Council on Environmental Quality chairperson Charles Warren says it's sharpest environmental shift since Theo. Roosevelt was pres. [WARREN - says message realizes we're no longer dealing with lifestyle amenities, but with life-sustaining necessities.]
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Clean air and water not simply matter of law.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Gary, IN) United States Steel's Gary, IN, plant is largest industry discharger in Great Lakes area; pours waste water into Lake Michigan and Grand Calumet R., and 95% of pollutants in it are above standards. Plant is under court order to come into compliance by July 1. [EPA Midwest regional director George ALEXANDER - believes company now finally thinks Environmental Protection Agency right and will comply. Feels other companies may now think before trying to delay in achieving cleanup.] United States Steel says its efforts over years have been ignored and that deadline is unrealistic. [Gary plant's technical services manager George BEHRENS - agrees that goal should be l00% quality, but rate at which it's approached must be on sane basis.] Possible fines to plant noted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Bradley, Ed;
Mudd, Roger

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