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Carter / Natural Gas Pipeline Bill / Energy Message #46809

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 08, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's signing of one of energy bills and energy message to be broadcast this evening noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Energy bill signed by President authorizes building of natural gas pipeline from AK, through Canada, to lower 48 states. Details of energy speech cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) As yet unreleased General Accounting Office report, obtained by special reports unit, on energy plan described, include criticism of Carter plan and of State Department for failure to get tough with OPEC. Strength of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) and economy power it wields noted. (Film shown.) OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) mbrs., as led by Saudi Arabia, and points in General Accounting Office report listed. One point of report with regard to relations between OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) and 7 largest oil companies; 5 US-based big oil companies shown. State Department response to suggestion of get-tough policy with OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) cited.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Broadcast of Carter speech noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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