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Energy Crisis / Reasons #468175

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1973
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(Studio) Energy crisis to change American lives drastically. Americans deserve some answers with regard to reasons for energy crisis and plans to see American through.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) United States has no energy policy. [Ford energy project David FREEMAN - believes villains of energy crisis exist everywhere.] General George Lincoln, 1st of energy czars; C. Jackson Grayson supposedly responsible for petroleum prices; John Love, frustrated by lack of communication with President, left Washington, DC this month William Simon's now responsible for seeing US through energy chaos. Nixon himself showed little concern over energy supplies in past years On April 22, 1970, most Americans more concerned about environment than energy. [Massachusetts Representative Torbert MacDONALD - recalls President' assurances that sufficient energy available for Northeast.] New England's home heating problems persist. Experts believe lack of government energy policy benefits oil companies [David FREEMAN - believes energy policy made by oil companies] Pols. and oil companies share link. Oil companies' contributions to President reelection campaign over $2 million. Contributors shown. Admin. could have averted present crisis; details outlined. Admin. blames Congress, [On November 17, 1973, PRES. - thinks Congress responsible for energy crisis because legislature bogged down in Congress] Americans didn't care enough about United States energy policy and government failed to alert Americans
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert

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