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ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 1977
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(Studio) Group of citizens, selected from answers to letters with regard to energy, meets with Carter energy staff to discuss problem.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Method of selection noted. Energy adviser James Schlesinger announces administration will attempt cutoff of nation's breeder reactor program so nuclear wastes can't be recycled for nuclear weapons. [SCHLESINGER - notes reasons for plans.] Ford Foundation experts recommended move away from plutonium earlier in week; citizens' group has other recommendations. [Mark WINKLE - suggests tax incentives and government programs for incrd. efficiency of products.] [WOMAN - suggests government program to educate public with regard to energy conservation.] [2nd WOMAN - doubts energy officials will listen to citizens.] Officials say they have heard most of suggestions before, but hope to include best conservation ideas in energy policy Carter will announce in April.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Compton, Ann;
Walters, Barbara

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