NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
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(Studio) Trouble for President Carter's compromise on natural gas pricing section of energy bill reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Coalition of conservative and liberal Senators in opposition to bill reported; these range from Senator William Proxmire to Senator John Tower. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - states opposition to bill.] [Senator Clifford HANSEN - states opposition to bill.] Senators' letter to colleagues and offering of alternate plan noted. Details of plan listed. Chgs. by other Senators that President Carter bought support for bill by dropping opposition to nuclear breeder reactor research stated. Reaction of Senators Mark Hatfield and Dale Bumpers cited.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace