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Pollution / Auto Emission Standards #25306

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 1973
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency chief William Ruckelshaus grants auto mfrs. extension of 1975 deadline for new emission standards.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) 1975 model cars were to be required to reduce emission hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide by 90% of 1970 level. Under new decision California cars by 1975 must reduce emission by 78%. Elsewhere cars must reduce emission by only 64%. [RUCKELSHAUS - says lower standards will be less disruptive.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Detroit, Michigan) Car mfrs. say new standards will still be difficult to meet and will be very costly. [Henry FORD II - says extremely doubtful standards can be met.] [EPA spokesperson Edward BRUNE - says car mfrs. have difficult task.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Reporter(s):
Geer, Stephen;
Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:05:00

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