NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 04, 1979
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(Studio) Dispute between Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio state utility commission with regard to use of coal noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(No location given) [Peggy GRAHAM - speaks with regard to compromise.] Ohio coal miners noted as potential victims of dispute between Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio state utility commission with regard to standards for sulfur dioxide emissions. Possibility of EPA using Clean Air Act to order Ohio to burn high-sulfur Ohio coal, forcing utilities to install pollution control devices, noted. Cleveland Elec. Illuminating Company lawsuit against Environmental Protection Agency detailed. [Cleveland Elec. Vice President James FRIEDMAN - comments.] Columbus and So. Electric noted as burning high-sulfur coal at one plant; pollution-control device at plant shown, described. Consequences of continued out-of-state importation of low-sulfur coal by utility companies outlined.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent