CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 12, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Great Plains, North Dakota) Problems plaguing construction of coal-gasification synthetic fuels factory here examined. [Citizen-Labor Energy Coalition spokesperson Ed ROTHSCHILD - considers plant a white elephant.] Background to project recalled. [Colorado School of Mines spokesperson Philip BURGESS - thinks synthetic fuels initiatives were based on false assumptions.] [Great Plains Gasification Association spokesperson Noel MERMER - thinks oil prices have impaired profit-making efforts at plant.] Link between profit and oil prices explained. [MERMER - cites possibility of profit if oil prices increase.] Issue of government involvement in fuels development discussed. [ROTHSCHILD - questions rush for plant construction.] [BURGESS - supports smaller scale projects.] [MERMER - believes synthetic fuels projects are essential.]
REPORTER: Derrick Blakely
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