ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 01, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's meeting with consumer groups today and official implementation of his oil price decontrol program reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Apparent atmosphere of talks with consumer group leaders cited. [Consumer Federal of American Kathleen O'REILLY - says Carter told her he wouldn't put oil price controls on even if he could.] [Consumer Energy Council Ellen BERMAN - notes Carter's inflexibility.] [WA Div. Citizens-Labor Energy Coalition Robert BRANDON - comments on future fight for control on OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) ntns.] [Consumer advocate Betty FURNESS - says she never heard anyone talk to Lyndon Johnson the way they did to Carter today.] Carter noted smiling as he left for Camp David; Carter quoted with regard to decontrol.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Changes apparent from oil price decontrol outlined; figs. listed on screen. Oil industry said waiting for word from Congress with regard to amount of new oil taxes prior to drilling new wells.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
(Studio) Amoco's delivery cutbacks this month and Amtrak's halt to cutrate rail passes due to crowding of trains examined.
REPORTER: Max Robinson