NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 02, 1976
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(Studio) Man in Washington is fighting city hall with regard to car part required by law.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Spokane, WA) In Spokane, WA, Gary Van Cleve fights with law re: catalytic converter on new car, Chrysler Cordoba. He removed converter, which is against Washington law with regard to air pollution and officials say he must replace it. [VAN CLEVE - says law says he's lawbreaker.] [State ecologist John RAYMOND - says state doesn't mean to come down hard on individual but if law not enforced, it's no good.] Federal government has run tests on 1975 and 1976 cars and found even with converter some didn't meet emission standards. [EPA spokesperson Don. DUBOIS - notes test results.] [VAN CLEVE - says he's fighting for principle.] Case due in court today.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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