ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 17, 1977
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(Studio) Coal pipeline from Wyoming to Texas in existence.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Near Alamosa, Colorado) Only 2 coal pipelines exist in US. Black Mesa line in Arizona operated by South Pacific. Half coal, half water mixture called slurry sent through pipeline to Mojave power station on Colorado River Film of slurry courtesy South Pacific Pipelines. 6 slurry pipelines being planned all over US. [Farmer Vincente VALDEZ - objects to slurry pipelines water rights in Colorado; reasons.] [Farmer Greg GOSAR - thinks old saying, "water flows toward money" true.] Water is emotional issue in West; reasons. Sam Michael pipeline requests rights to dig wells to use in coal pipeline. RR right of way also issue in coal pipeline controversy. President Carter calls for special eminent domain for pipelines but Colorado fails to pass measure.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy
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