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Pollution / Air #469742

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 15, 1973
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(Studio) Even if industrial pollution cleared up and even if pollution control devices put on new cars, 39 cities will still not be able to meet pollution standards for 1975 required by Clean Air Act.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Los Angeles, California) Los Angeles submits no plan to feds. with regard to its program to clean up air pollution by 1975. Perhaps no solution exists for Los Angeles. City has no mass transit plan. [Air Resources Board spokesperson John MAGA - says standards set by government will be difficult to meet. Many say proposed goals unreasonable.]
REPORTER: Jess Marlow

(Houston, Texas) Texas has recently cracked down on industrial pollution. Houston taking over privately owned bus system. Houston felt could meet 1975 goal until auto industry given extra year to put emission control devices on cars. Now Houston wants 2 extra years to meet 1975 standards.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(NYC) Nobody has any good ideas on what to do about traffic pollution in NYC. Problem immense.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency chief William Ruckelshaus says Congress will refuse auto mfrs.' requests to further weaken antipollution standards.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Lewis, George;
Marlow, Jess;
Rollin, Betty;
Utley, Garrick

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