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Economy / Gas Prices / Energy Bill #787662

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.

Williams, Brian;
Lewis, George;
Reid, Chip;
Gregory, David

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