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(Studio) House passes bill to establish energy department; now goes to conference with Senator bill. Details of bill noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) President Carter lobbies key Congmen. with regard to energy taxes and other conservation measures. [CARTER - cites concerns and need to talk about them.] Later James Schlesinger says there'll be more lobbying, and if Congress refuses current plan, White House will propose harder measures. [SCHLESINGER - says rationing is possible in 1980's if other methods not used.] Energy secretary won't have power to set and regulate oil and natural gas prices; this will be done. Federal Energy Regulatory Cmsn., to be known as FERC.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Schieffer, Bob
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