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Adair / Cong. Committee #48493

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 10, 1977
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(Studio) Oil well fire fighter Paul "Red" Adair testifies to Congress re: questioned need for stricter federal control of oil companies
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Adair was hero of North Sea oil well blowout; is asked to testify to congress committee [ADAIR - never thought he'd be in place like this.] Liberals wanted Adair to say more regulation needed, but Adair's paid by oil companies, not government [ADAIR - relates story of inexperienced man trying to give him orders with regard to blowout. Says he and oil companies do care about environment; it's Congress's job to find solution.] [Representative Gerry STUDDS - asks if equipment available in North Sea best available.] [ADAIR - says it was.] Minds may not have been changed, but committee members don't tangle with Adair.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Walters, Barbara

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