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Carter / Energy Plan #48233

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 21, 1977
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(Studio) Protests from most affected inds., auto. and oil, with regard to energy plan, haven't been as much as expected. Report to be shown later.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Many of Carter's goals for American have already been met in Europe.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Reasons cited for Europeans' use and waste of less energy than in American Reporter notes 1 French auto. that gets 50 m.p.g.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Report on reaction from auto. and oil inds. to be shown.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(NYC) Auto. industry general supports plan. General Motors Corporation chairperson Thomas Murphy believes what's good for US, good for GM. Ford Motors president Lee Iacocca says tax on big cars not needed, because of laws already passed. [IACOCCA - wishes Carter had said more with regard to production side of issue.] Oil industry reaction surprisingly mild. Exxon senior Vice President Jack Clarke commends President for calling problem to attention of nation and says own company has supported conservation for years Biggest protest comes from natural gas producers, who object to extending price control to intrastate gas and say proposed ceiling price won't encourage new production.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Jack;
Walters, Barbara

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