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Carter / News Conference / Energy #48253

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 22, 1977
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(Studio) Carter holds news conference
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Carter says people who cooperate in energy conservation won't be harmed financially. [CARTER - notes income tax credit for gasoline tax.] Explanation of gas tax cited. [CARTER - will fight for tax in Congress] Not all want to take part in every section of plan. [CARTER - says solar heat at White House would be awfully expensive, but it's possibility.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Carter says he may veto tax bill which keeps business tax breaks but drops tax rebate. President also says he'll probably veto farm bill due to cost to government
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Opposition to energy plan begins already. In House, Representative John Dingell is 1 of energy experts.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Dingell says consumer won't be penalized or aided at all by gas guzzler tax, but mfrs. will be 1's to pay or get rebate for car sizes; he quotes Council of Econ. Advisers. [DINGELL - notes laws with regard to manufacturer of fuel-efficient cars; cites reasons conservation incentives will be zero.] Details of Dingell's objections noted.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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