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Pollution / Auto Emission Standards #469683

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 1973
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(Studio) Govt. gives auto mfrs. extra year to meet auto emission standards. California only exception; it must meet original standards because of smog problem there. Environmental Protection Agency chief William Ruckelshaus says extension granted to prevent economy disaster in Detroit, Michigan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Original standard called for pollution to be cut by 90% by 1975. [RUCKELSHAUS - says mfrs. given extra time because of potential societal disruption involved in attempting to apply new standards so suddenly.]
REPORTER: Peter Hackes

(Studio) Ralph Nader calls decision surrender to auto industry. Auto industry not satisfied at all with concession.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit, Michigan) [Henry FORD II - says 1976 standards impossible to meet.]

(Los Angeles, California) Even if cars meet new standards Los Angeles air likely to remain highly polluted. [Air Resources Board spokesperson G.C. HASS - says standards for auto pollution control improving.] Old cars on roads still will pollute until are phased out.
REPORTER: No reporter given Tom Brokaw

Chancellor, John;
Hackes, Peter

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