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Vermont / Utilities #313631

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jacksonville, VT: Richard Schlesinger) Scenes shown of George Butler heating home with hydro-power. [BUTLER - discusses power he has generated.] History reviewed of small power plants; scenes shown. [VT public service commission Gerald TARRANT - discusses problem of being able to get oil cheaper than local stations' power.] Vermont state decision reported to pay less for local power. Small power station owner Simon Pierce's situation featured. [PIERCE - says state wanted it and now they want to kill it.] Amt. Pierce invested mentioned. [Small station owner Jay BOERI - says doesn't think he can maintain station] [TARRANT - says situation could turn around quickly if needed.] Backyard utilities owners' comments quoted.

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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