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Energy Prices / Environment / Bush Plan / Gergen Interview #829958

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush’s proposals for dealing with gas prices & the degrading environment outlined.

(White House: David Gregory) Bush’s plan reviewed; details given about his recommendations for the oil reserves & the temporary halt on environmental rules and about the investigation into price gouging. [BUSH – says gas prices will remain high throughout the summer; states this administration is not going to tolerate manipulation.] [CNBC global energy analyst Daniel YERGIN†- says these things will make a difference over the next few weeks.] [National Petrochemical & Refiners Assn. Robert SLAUGHTER†- blames market conditions for high prices.] Democrats’ call for the 5 big oil companies to be broken up noted. [Senator Charles SCHUMER†- criticizes oil companies.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with former presidential advisor David Gergen† about the energy/environment situation. [From Boston, GERGEN – comments on fear about political damage to the administration; says Bush’s plan will not fix the problem with gas prices; comments on whether this is a transition to a “greener” society.] Gas prices around the world cited.

(Linden, New Jersey: Anne Thompson) Options for reducing America’s dependence on oil outlined. [Minnesota Metropolitan Council chairman Peter BELL†, Governor Tim PAWLENTY††- comment on their state’s requirement for using renewable fuels.] [Arctic Power Jerry HOOD†- comments on drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Daniel LASHOF†- comments on increasing fuel efficiency for SUVs and light trucks.]

Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David;
Thompson, Anne

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