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Oil / New England #38983

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 26, 1975
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(Studio) Balance of trade surplus down in July but $977 million in black. 52% in oil imports made difference. Imports stepped up due to an expected OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) price increases Report on New England problem.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New England) Region imports 90% of its oil. Utility bills 2-4 times higher here. [Massachusetts Governor Michael DUKAKIS - says unemployment rate 12%. Energy consumption cut by 20%. Savings higher elsewhere in region.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Naragansett Basin, Rhode Island) Pollution standards prevent coal use.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Saugus, Massachusetts) Garbage burned to produce steam. It provides more than 1/2 energy for General Electric Company plant. [DUKAKIS - talks about new form of energy.] Area conserving.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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