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CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 1977
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(Studio) House passes energy research and development appropriations bill, include funds for Clinch River breeder reactor project in Tennessee, which President Carter wants stopped. Bill now goes to conference committee Filibuster has developed in Senate, with regard to natural gas price controls. President Carter wants controls kept, but some Senators are trying for deregulation. Majority leader Robert Byrd has moved to vote Monday on cutting off filibuster. Efforts are being made to work out compromise. Natural gas price hike in Texas 2 years ago raised Crystal City's gas bill along with everyone else's, but city refused to pay it, fought hike in court and lost. Today city loses natural gas supply.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Crystal City, Texas) Details of case cited; Crystal City's population is mostly Mexican-American and poor; city had run up bill of $800,000 with Lo-Vaca Gathering Company [Lo-Vaca Company Vice President Don NEWQUIST - cites costs of natural gas and why Crystal City can't be given cut rate.] City officials are in DC asking for federal help. [Resident David LOPEZ - cites effect of gas cutoff on residents.] Pacos Restaurant tries to use deep fryers and hotplates, but owner not optimistic with regard to future. [Restaurant owner Frank GALVAN - is ruined.]
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric
Duration:
00:02:50

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