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Energy Plan / Congress / Carter #46291

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 26, 1977
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(Studio) Problems President Carter has with energy plan in Congress and varying advice from Congmen. noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Details of Congmen.'s presentation to President of letter, signed by 67 House mbrs., with regard to tough stand on energy bill, given. [Representative Tony MOFFETT - cites purpose of letter.] Representatives' concerns about natural gas pricing noted. [MOFFETT - cites Representatives' reaction to unacceptable bill.] [Representative Edward MARKEY - notes Carter's remarks with regard to firm stance on issue of energy bill at any cost.] White House aides' clarification of President's remarks given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Report on fight over energy bill in conference committee , especially with regard to use of coal instead of oil and natural gas. Liberal-conservative dispute over coal use proposals, headed by Senators Henry Jackson and Russell Long, noted. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - cites objections to Finance Committee bill.] Details of earlier Senator filibuster on energy bill and prospects for success of Senators now working for Carter plan considered.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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