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Natural Gas Bill Compromise Breakdown #259306

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
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(Studio) Possible breakdown of natural gas pricing compromise announced by President Carter prior to going on vacation noted. Senator Mark Hatfield's remarks about it stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Film shown. [CARTER - announces compromise.] Coalition of conservative and liberal Senators with plans to oppose natural gas compromise reported [Senator Edward KENNEDY - states opposition to bill.] [Senator Clifford HANSEN - states opposition to bill.] [Senator James ABOUREZK - comments on alleged vote-buying by administration] Abourezk's reference to administration understanding with Senator James McClure to press for more development money for nuclear breeder reactors, some of which would go to ID. [McCLURE - responds to question of whether he would have signed natural gas bill without administration commitment.] Energy Secretary James Schlesinger's comments to reporter Phil Jones stated. [SCHLESINGER - anticipated opposition from these people; has tentative head count.] Senator Howard Baker's opposition to natural gas bill in reaction to apparent deal with McClure, which might threaten Clinch River breeder reactor in Tennessee reported Senator Russell Long's stated opposition to bill noted. Carter's trip on Salmon River mentioned.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Unsuccessful efforts to reach President Carter for reaction noted. End to Carter family raft trip on Salmon River in Idaho and flight to Wyoming for week in Grand Teton National Park mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Benton, Nelson;
Mudd, Roger

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