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Electricity Bills / Mississippi #32901

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1974
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(Studio) Natural gas shortage causes high Mississippi electric bills.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Vicksburg, Mississippi) [Mississippi Power and Light President Don. LUTKEN - cites Mississippi low per capita income. Says Mississippi natural gas goes up there to supply their needs,] Electric bills double and triple. Federal Power Commission diverts Louisiana natural gas to North states. Expensive fuel must be burned. Mississippi pays $35 million more for power. [MAN - cites $83 bill.] [WOMAN - says doesn't know how she'll pay bills.] [Federal Energy Admin. Duke LIGON - says Mississippi situation illustration of national situation.] Mississippi Power and Light had to convert operations from natural gas to other fuel; costs $50 million. [LUTKEN - says Mississippi doesn't have much voting strength in Congress]
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Reasoner, Harry;
Wordham, Bill

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