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Ohio Coal Mining and Utility Companies Conflict #259279

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 22, 1978
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency hearings on problems of environmental versus higher costs and unemployment in Saint Clairsville, Ohio, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Saint Clairsville, Ohio) Coal miners' appearance before Environmental Protection Agency hearings noted; testimony on effect it will have on them if Ohio utilities follow thru with plans to import West low sulfur coal to burn instead of using Ohio's high sulfur coal. Utilities' plans to do this in order to meet fed. clean air standards reported [Miner Burl BAUGHAM - describes effect on self.] Ohio Governor James Rhodes' position on Environmental Protection Agency refusal to compromise on Ohio's situation and Senator Howard Metzenbaum's position that utilities are cause of problem stated. [METZENBAUM - says utilities aren't intd. in helping southe. Ohio coal miners, only in making higher profits.] [Miner's daughter Peggy GRAHAM - describes effect on man who loses job.] Consolidation Coal Company film shown.

Faw, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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