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CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 1979
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(Studio) Attractiveness of coal as energy source rather than solar or nuclear power noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(West Virginia) Closing of mines and layoff of miners due to lack of coal sales reported West Virginia economy noted as dependent on coal; 10% of state's miners reported presently unempld. Reasons given; Environmental Protection Agency mentioned. [Governor John ROCKEFELLER - comments.] Department of Energy noted as blamed by industry and miners for promoting oil and natural gas as primary fuels for energy. [Deputy Secretary of Energy John O'LEARY - comments.] Figs. with regard to coal surplus given.

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed

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