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Power Plants / Air Pollution #457889

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1971
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(Studio) Senate committee begins hearings on building power plants in South West

(Farmington, NM) Film shows delegation inspecting desert power plant.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Albuquerque, NM) Power plant spokesperson at hearings says pollution from power plants in desert doesn't affect people as much as in other places. [F. E. COURTNEY - says impact of 5 new plants on air quality minor.] [Benjamin OLSON - says fossil fuel always produces some pollution; must be accepted.] [Val COOPER - says doesn't want to give up electric washer, iron, stove because of little pollution.] [All Indian Pueblo Council spokesperson Benny ATENCIO - says grass, plants turning gray, sky no longer blue; result of power plant pollution.] Hearings to determine acceptable pollution level.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

McGee, Frank;
Perkins, Jack

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