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Government Fuel Standards / EPA #38783

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 14, 1975
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(Studio) Report on conflict with regard to government setting auto fuel efficiency standards.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Michigan) Environmental Protection Agency tests cars for fuel efficiency. Says 1974 cars average 14 mile per gallon. Pending legislature calls for 21mpg in 1980; 28 mpg. in 1985. [Vice President Ford Motor Company Herbert MISCH - says wrong to set 28 mpg standard.] [President General Motors Corporation Elliott ESTES - says would offer cars with more mpg if we could.] [EPA John DEKANY - says mfrs. will have to spend millions to retool assembly line.] Fewer cars sold. [Director mkting. John Z. DeLorean Corporation David R. T. WOOD - says manufacturers will have to development new product to please consumers.] [MISCH - notes large amount of heat over regulating industry] [ESTES - says industry doesn't want to be regulated.] To see smaller, more efficient cars in 1980's.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(Studio) ABC to present Closeup on autos: "Spoiled by Success" at 8 p.m. CDT.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Aaron, Betsy;
Smith, Howard K.

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