ABC Evening News for Friday, May 27, 1977
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(Studio) Envts. look now to Senator for strict control on auto air pollution standards; House passed bill Thursday lowering them and giving auto. industry more time to meet them.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Report on bill, its provisions and Representative John Dingell's efforts to get it passed. Dingell is representative for district which incls. Ford Motors River Rouge, Michigan, plant. Both industry and UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) lobbied for bill passage. [DINGELL - says satisfying both business and labor isn't inconsistent in this case as interests of both overlapped.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Freda Reiter
(Studio) Bill also affects industry pollution. Govt. reports North Ohio Valley, along borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has dirtiest air in US.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(N. Ohio Valley) Efforts of Danny Stigini and Margaret Boney to keep outside areas of home clean, noted. [BONEY - cites inability to use outdoor area of property due to pollution.] Beatrice Helmick has emphysema. [HELMICK - cites breathing problems.] North Ohio Air Authority monitors air; details noted.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs