ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 28, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's former job as governor of Georgia noted; today he sees what it's like to have shoe on other foot.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) At national govs.' conference meeting in Washington, DC topics of discussion include Medicaid and energy. On latter topic, both energy chief James Schlesinger and Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus find selves involved in environmentalist versus producers argument. [LA Governor Edwin EDWARDS - asks if either of 2 has commitment or desire to say to environmentalists it's time nation began production of coal, oil and gas.] [ANDRUS - says some would like to go ahead with extraction of all mineral in United States regardless of damage; says this won't happen.] [OR Governor Robert STRAUB - says product-oriented people shouldn't think, because of shortages, all that environmentalists have worked for so many years to build up will be trampled on. Says both groups have extremists.] [EDWARDS - says give Straub Bonneville public power complex and self oil and gas.] In afternoon govs. meet with Carter. Conf. chairperson, Florida Governor Reubin Askew, says having former governor as President should help states.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow