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Page 10-Saturday, June 17, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Natural gas deal could cost consumers
WASHINGTON lAP) -The chair- years of controversy about a very dif- deregulate gas prices over a two to five- paying more for natur
ma of te SHnte ner) om-iTh ehr-earsculpublc olicyisu" ey year period - a measure the White compromise than is
man of the Senate Energy Committee ficult public policy issue. House claimed would cost consumers current law or the I
conceded yesterday that a proposed The study said residential users $70 billion through 1985. bill," Jackson said.
natural gas pricing compromise would pay $3.28 per 1,000 cubic feet for The compromise would life price con- This pricing provi
probably would cost residential con- gas in 1985 under the compromise plan troms in January 1985 and permit a require gas consume
sumers more than the deregulation compared to $3.09 under existing law, steady increase in prices between now nation to subsidize the
legislation backed by the industry. $2.89 under the House bill, and $2.92 un- ad the
"I never pretended that the com- der the industry-backed Senate version. and then. priced gas expected to
promise is perfect," Sen. Henry These figures are based on the The study, which was done at Alaska gas pipeline 1980s
Jackson (D-Wash.), said. current value of the dollar and do not Jakn'bessidttathghhe ptdinhe18s
Jackson issued the statement in light take inflation into account. average cost to all consumers would be neither House nor Sena
of a new Energy Department study Conferees completed work on the higher in the Senate billthan the House Jackson said withoi
suggesting the compromise would ac- legislation - part of President Carter's bill, this would not be the case for high cost of the Ala
tually prove more costly to energy program - earlier this week. It residential consumers. that line simply will n
homeowners by 1985 than either now goes to the Senate, and then to the The study "shows I
orignalHoue o Seatebils, r Huseforfinl aproal.THEY WOULD pay more in 1985 and negative effect
original House or Senate bills, or House for final approval, because of a so-called "incremental promise," he said.
existing law. THE HOUSE initially went along pricing" provision in the compromise One of the positive
HOWEVER, Jackson defended the with Carter's proposal to extend and which puta a grester burden on residen- said, is that "the nati
compromise, which took 6 months to continue indefinitely federal price con- tial consumers than does either the be suffering from t
assemble, as "a long-overdue com- trols on natural gas. House or Senate bills, it said. natural gas shortage i
promise designed to resolve over 25 But the Senate voted instead to The incremental pricing provision of new supplies brough

ral gas under the
the case under
House or Senate
sion would also
's throughout the
anticipated high-
flow through the
when it is com-
- something in
ite bills.
ut spreading the
ska gas around,
ot be built."
both the psotive
s of theco m-
effects, Jackson
on will no longer
he effects of a
n 1985" because
ht on by the com-

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Sept. 6-9, 1978
You An't Tke It With You
Oct. 25-28, 1978
The UnexectedGuest
Jan. 10-13,1979
A Little AIht music
May 16-19, 1979
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does result in resident consumers
Belcher me
(Continuedfrom Page 1)
meeting was very constructive and
very useful."
The presidential advisor said he did
not expect immediate results from the
meeting because he must first hear
from other sources aroundthe country.
"We're going to look into a lot of
things and see what can be done," he
said, "We're going to follow through
with it." He said he did not know if any
new policies or statements would be
issued concerning federal and local
government relations in the near
Belcher said Eizenstat listened inten-
tly as the Michigan spokespersons told
him they felt Carter's domestic policy
concentrates too heavily on aid to large
metropolitan areas, slighting suburbs
and rural areas. Belcher added "Most
of the population doesn't live in urban


gets Carter aide
THE MEETING developed from a
recent gathering of the Congressional
Suburban Caucus, a four-month-old
bipartisan group founded by Pursell.
Pursell said 50 congressmen have
joined the caucus to represent their
Pursell said, "The major concern is
revenue sharing, which are our tax
dollars in the first place." He said the
federal, government should give com-
munities more flexibility in the way
they can spend those revenues. "We
have to get away from taxation without
representation," Pursell declared.
Although Belcher and the other of-
ficials travelled as a group, they were
not representing any organization. Ann
Arbor membership in the National
League of Cities, U.S. Conference of
Mayors and the National Council of
Black Elected Officials was excluded
from this year's city budget.

presents 41
Thursday, June 22 I
1 Jean-Luc Godard 1964 I
Brigitte Bardot stars as the estranged wife of a screenwriter (Michel
Piccoli) who is a modern intellectual dominated by his producer. Fritz Lang,
playing himself, represents a former beauty and classicism in a society which
* has replaced feelings and concern with vacuous intellectualism and ruthless
Wi materialism. 7:30 & 9:30, MLB 3.
d r
Friday, June 23
J John Houston 1961
MARILYN MONROE'S and CLARK GABLE'S last picture, and very nearly
MONTGOMERY CLIFT'S as well. Written by ARTHUR MILLER specifically for
I Monroe, the drama revolves around three jobless cowboys and a lone woman
who keeps house for them. "MISFITS is a picture that I can only call superb."
-N.Y. Herald-Tribune. 7:30& 9:45, Aud. A.
Saturday, June 24 1
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, music by Harry Nilsson 1970
A delightful animated fantasy for young and old alike, about a boy named I
I Oblio and his dog Arrow. They are exiled to the "Point-less Forest" when *
Oblio's differences provoke fear and prejudice in the townspeople. Every-
one's favorite, filled with a message of tolerance for all. 7:00, 8:30, 10:00.
= M CLIP AND sil9F

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