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Energy / New Department / Carter Plan #494310

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 03, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter talks to congress leaders with regard to energy legislature; later House acts on some of it.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [CARTER - tells Congress he wants to work as partners in energy plan.] House later votes approval of energy department, but with 5-yr. limit and secretary, James Schlesinger, won't have power to set and regulate natural gas prices. Schlesinger says Carter plan not perfect, not finished product, in speech to League of Women Voters. Senator version of bill would allow secretary to suggest prices and President to veto; Schlesinger indicates he'll work for defeat of House bill. [SCHLESINGER - will make administration views known strongly.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) In fall, President will turn on breeder reactor designed by Admiral Hyman Rickover. White House says it's felt this one may be safer than fast breeder reactor to which President has objected.

Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John

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