NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 21, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The impact of the high gas prices examined; AAA figures cited. [Traveling salesman Dennis YELLOWHORSE, Louisiana school official Skeeter BOYD, California farmer Don CAMERON- comment on the increase.] [AAA spokesperson Mantill WILLIAMS- notes vacationers should plan for the extra cost.] [Los Angeles radio ANNOUNCER – tells listeners where to find the cheapest gas.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) House approval of a new energy bill noted.
(Capitol: Chip Reid) The energy bill outlined; details given of provisions for tax breaks to encourage more production and the opening of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling. [At a press conference held at a Washington, DC, gas station, Representatives Dennis HASTERT, Richard POMBO- promote the bill.] [Representative Edward MARKEY, Natural Resources Defense Council Karen WAYLAND- criticize the bill for not reducing dependence on overseas oil or enacting fuel efficiency standards for vehicles.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: David Gregory) The mixed reaction from the White House to the energy bill reviewed.