NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 13, 1972
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(Studio) New York City suing federal government Charges Nixon's $6 billion cut in antipollution funds unconstitutional. San Francisco and several states may also sue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) DC's Potomac River polluted. Sewage treatment plant biggest pollution source. Big project to purify sewerage water now delayed by Nixon's action. Cities, states and Congress angry. Nixon vetoed antipollution bill and Congress overrode veto only to have President say he would withhold voted funds. [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says President stretching constitutional limits on his power. President rewriting law.] [EPA administrator William RUCKELSHAUS - says President action will delay cleaning up of water.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen