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ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 1977
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`(Studio) Senator begins debate on energy package passed by House and votes to keep ban on gas guzzling cars. United States auto makers say they can't build cars to meet strict emission standards and still get better gas mile, but Japanese seem to have found way.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tokyo, Japan) Japanese auto makers have succeeded in meeting cntry.'s 1978 emission standards, which government says are toughest in world. Mfrs. did get delay 2 years ago, but haven't complained with regard to meeting 1978 standards. Details of pollution problem in Japan, government action to reduce it and technological advances of Japanese auto mfrs. to meet standards. Anti-pollution device on Subaru engines cited as ex, some Japanese auto engineers say they can meet even stricter emission standards than present ones, but mfrs. won't officially say so, afraid of publicity backlash on any pollution-control battle with Detroit.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Reasoner, Harry

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