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Carter Emergency Bill #47194

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 01, 1977
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(Studio) Senator and House have passed Carter emergency natural gas proposals; House bill has limit on price of interstate gas. Compromise with Senator version has to be reached before President signs bill.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Details with regard to powers in bill cited. Case of proposed sale from Northwest Pipeline Corporation to Trans-Continental Gas (Transco) to supply areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York noted; proposal not approved because contracts of Texas intrastate pipeline company prevent mixing of inter- and intrastate gas. Such contracts can be voided temporarily under new law, if passed. Effects of such action on West noted.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Bill won't solve all energy problems; legislators still disagree re: methods.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Debate in House noted; comments of majority leader Jim Wright, minority leader John Rhodes, Michigan Representative John Dingell and New York Representative Richard Ottinger cited. Showdown with regard to energy policy between gas companies and opponents probably to come in spring; may be hottest issue of congress session.
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Freda Reiter

Farmer, Don;
Peterson, Roger;
Walters, Barbara

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