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Carter / Energy Program #265054

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 16, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter quoted with regard to energy problem.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Carter's proposed energy program outlined on screen; basic pts. listed. Funding noted coming from windfall profits tax; status of windfall tax measure in Senate and House mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Synthetic fuels development said most expensive part of Carter's program
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Cost of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) oil compared to development of oil from shale, coal, gas from coal and tar sands; figs. listed on screen. Present cost of gasoline in South Africa where some oil produced from coal stated. Other problems posed by shale oil, coal liquefaction, coal gasification, tar sands detailed; specifics listed on screen. Windmills, gasohol, energy from garbage considered; solar energy development examined.

(Studio) Possible environmental cost of synthetic fuels cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) [Sierra Club Carl POPE - calls synthetic fuels "junk food" of the industry] Criticism of Carter's proposed synthetic fuels program due to alleged health and environmental risks examined. [POPE - notes toxicity of prods. and lack of knowledge with regard to long-term impact.] "Greenhouse effect" explained; diagrams shown. Possible seepage of carcinogenic byprods. seeping into watertables during shale oil product reported; details given. [Friends of Earth Ronald RUDOLPH - comments on need for judicial and administrative safeguards for environmental]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Brady, Ray;
Dow, Harold;
Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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