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Concorde / Coleman / Diplomacy / Court Actions / Supersonic Transport Workers #42010

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 1976
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(Studio) Transportation Secretary William Coleman says Concorde supersonic transport can land at DC's Dulles Airport and NYC's Kennedy Airport for 16 mos.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Britain and France spent $3 billion on Concorde, need American rtes. Concorde shown in flight. [COLEMAN - explains his decision.] Coleman says government to find out how noisy supersonic transport is during 16 mos. trial period and will measure SST's effects upon ozone layer. [EPA Admin. Russell TRAIN - says he wouldn't have decided to let supersonic transport land in US.] Environmental groups file court actions asking Washington, DC court to block Coleman's move.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Report on Concorde's impact on foreign policy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Diplomats feel ban of supersonic transport would be diplomatic disaster and would damage American relations with Britain and France. If local opposition forceful, issue can be forced to courts, out of government control.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Report on residents who live near Kennedy and Dulles airports.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(JFK Airport, New York) Hses. shown that Concorde will fly over if New York Port Authority permits tests. New York and New Jersey have said no Concorde landings until questions with regard to environmental and ozone damage answered. [Chairperson Port Authority Dr. William RONAN - says will discuss import of decision. Not yet okayed Concorde landings here.] Some political leaders call for ban at JFK Airport while tests occur in DC.
REPORTER: John Martin

(Dulles, Airport, Virginia) Suburbs near airport like Sterling Park, Virginia, noted. [WOMAN - says nothing we can do about it.] [2nd WOMAN - doesn't understand why supersonic transport wanted.] [3rd WOMAN - thought supersonic transport would be allowed.] Loudoun and Fairfax counties join in legal actions to stop supersonic transport flights. [Bd. supervisors Loudoun Cnty., Frank RAFLO - asks why supersonic transport must be tested in North Virginia.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Studio) Factory workers in Britain and France face layoffs without more SST orders.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) United States trial period gives hope more SSTs will be sold.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner (narrates)

Bergman, Jules;
Downs, Bill;
Koppel, Ted;
Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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