ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1980
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(Studio) Representatives of top auto companies said appealing to Congress for government help re: Japanese imports and for relaxation of pollution controls on domestically produced autos.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(NYC) White House's alleged order to Environmental Protection Agency and Trans. Department to ease off auto ind. due to current depression discussed; Detroit's position re: pollution control devices versus expense outlined, Film shown courtesy Allstate Ins.; General Motor's claim of ant. saved by elimination of some safety devices noted. [NHTSA administration Joan CLAYBROOK - comments.] Senator Judiciary Committee's closed hearings on situation today mentioned, [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - comments on legislature involvement.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman