ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1978
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(Studio) White House apparently standing fast on energy issue with Congress reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) President Carter's apparent report to congmen. that he'll impose fees on imported oil and will announce plan at economy summit in July if crude oil tax proposal doesn't start moving through Congress detailed. [Senator Henry JACKSON - thinks if Congress doesn't act on crude oil tax, that Carter won't delay in moving toward other measure.] Later comments by Energy Secretary Schlesinger reported [SCHLESINGER - says there's no deadline on Congress, but action needs to be taken soon. States reasons no deadline is being set.] Expected plans for lowering United States oil imports to be put before econ. summit by Carter outlined. Schlesinger's announcement of new proposed standby gasoline rationing plan in event of another oil embargo; details listed.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
(Studio) Report on unusu. concept in energy that has been used for years in underdeveloped ntns. and is now being tried in US.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Guymon, OK) Caroline Davern's use of methane as fuel for home noted. She's reported to be 1 of 3500 customers of People's Gas Company of Chicago, which uses gas made from cattle manure by Oklahoma company and piped back to Midwest. [DAVERN - says new form of gas won't smell different from that used now.] Details given about process used by Calorific Recovery and Aerobic Process, Incorporated (Calorific), of Guymon, OK. [Calorific president James SAMIS - discusses feasibility of such operations at other sites and possibility of using other feed stks.] Calorific's consideration of using other types of waste to create energy outlined.
REPORTER: Richard Mayk