ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon lifts all restrictions on oil imports.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [NIXON - says is establishing National Energy Office, ordering acceleration in leasing of oil lands in sea, and taking steps to maintain coal industry. Asks Congress to remove restrictions on gas industry, permit research on development new forms energy and permit licensing new deep-water ports. Also asks that Alaska oil pipeline be built.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(No location given) Nixon message to Congress likely to be objected to by environmentalists.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson
(Santa Barbara, California) Nixon wants to triple off-shore drilling sites by 1979. People in Santa Barbara remember 1969 oil spill that blackened beaches. [Santa Barbara District Attorney David MINIER - says residents fear more spills.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker
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