Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 26, 1977 · Page 21
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iftvn., May 2$, 1J77 Clean-air amendment to delay exhaust standard deadline TM . . . . · * ...t-J .l.ift In i- f i f t WASHINGTON (UPI) -Two congressmen today ottered an amendment to clean-air legislation designed to delay deadlines for more stringent auto exhaust standards. They argued that President Carter's plan would force automakers to produce less gas efficient cars. "The Wile House did not have all the facts before it," said Rep. John Dingell, D- Mlch., one sponsor of the amendment. "The energy loss of the administration's bill would be 140,000 barrels a day." Dingell said moving too fast and would never reach the nitrogen oxide standard. New welfare system offers incentives for taking jobs WASHINGTON (AP) -- The working poor who can't earn new welfare system envisioned enough to pull themselves out by President Carter would give of poverty, recipients as much or more Those who are not expected federal money as they get now, but would offer rewards to those who take jobs and supplements to workers at the bottom of the pay scale. But Carter said today the program at the beginning will not cost anything more than what is now being spent for welfare purposes. "Later, if we see there is additional money, we can expand the program or reduce the amounts paid in by local and state governments," Carter said at his news conference. He also said his welfare reform package will he presented to Congress before its August recess. Once it is approved, it would take three to four years to fully implement, although implementation would begin "without delay," he said. Carter did not offer any details of what his program will contain. He has said previously he wanted to scrap the existing system. Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr. told reporters Wednesday the administration plan is beginning to take shape, although it remains tentative, incomplete and open to change as it is discussed with governors and congressional leaders. The plan put forth by Califano would classify poor people as those not expected to work and those who are expected to. The most money would be used to supplement the pay of the The 1970 law required auto exhausts in 1978 to spew no more than .41 of a gram per mile . pf hydrocarbons, 3.4 grams of carbon monoxide and .4 of a gram of nitrogen oxides. The amendment by Dingell to work -- the aged, disabled and Rep. James Broyhill, Rand single parents with young children -- would be given one monthly cash payment by the federal government. State and local authorities could supplement that payment. That group, generally those now receiving Aid to Families with Dependant Children or Supplemental Security Income, v(ould be encouraged to work b|it,!would not be penalized for continiing to accept benefits. A family of four in this category would receive up to $4,200 a year in benefits, which Califano said is at least as much as such families now receive from federal sources in cash and food stamps. The stamps would be abolished. People who fall in the expected-to-work category but are jobless, and those who have jobs but are still poor, would be eligible for what Califano called earned income supplements. People in that category would be expected to work -- and in some cases required to do so -but would be paid cash supplements to raise their standard of living. Training programs and an estimated 1.4 million jobs would be made available to assure that those expected to work could get jobs either in private industry or in public N.C., would put the hydrocarbon standard eft until 1910 cm, toward clean exhausts forces would push carbon monoxide automakers to produce less only dosii to 9 grams in 1E80, gas-efficient cars. He said his proposal has the support of automobile manufac- The bill before the House, sponsored by Rep. Paul Rogers, D-Fla., and approved by the House Commerce Committee and by the White House, would get to the hydrocarbon standard in 1979 models, carbon A wind shift for a few d»yst y tar · · -'- ··""'·· · air violator wilt Breaux 'amendment, Breaux said. Hirers, unions, the Chamber of Commerce, and automobile and parts dealers. N.C., offered a compromise: By a 237-172 rate Wednesday, necessary because the nation keeping the bill's 1978 stand- the House adopted an amend- needs utilities to stave off an . ardi for an additional year. ment by Rep. John Breaux, D- energy supply emergency and clean air violator wti Tte House amendsd ths bill La., relaxing requirements for Ihere must be "ccmmonsense" Breaux amendment, Wednesday to give utilities an utilities hoping for new sites, on where they can be built, easier time finding sites tor The Breaux amendment would power plants. . allow a governor to grant a variance In clean air standards for up to 18 days a year. Rogers said the variances mean bad air will blow into national parks. monoxide standard In 199 cars, and the nitrogen oxide standard, if a health study shows it necessary, in 1963 autos. Rep. Richardson Preyer, D- The bill generally eases deadlines of the 1970 Clean Air Act for car exhausts, industrial pollution and protection of dean air areas. For example, it would give plants converting to coal many more years to meet clean air requirements and would seek to prevent significant deterioration of air quality in the most unpolluted areas. "This would be the same thing as pulling a city of 500,000 next to your national park," Rogers said. "This is contrary to cleaning up the air." Breaux said the change was It's Graduation Time ... and time to buy Indian Jewelry from the ,/,. BEAR PAW -^1 TRADING POST 809 Ninth Street Downtown Greeley service programs. A family of four with at least one member working full time at the minimum wage would receive up to $2,300 in supplemental benefits. Handicap meet draws fire WASHINGTON (UPI) - An official of the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals apologized today to non-white delegates for not involving them adequately in the meeting, thus averting a threatened walkout. "There is no question they have not been adequately involved in this conference, either at the national conferences or at the state conferences," said Executive Director Jack Smith. "The conference apologizes that it has not been able to respond to this but has learned a very important lesson about involvement of other groups in the future," Smith told a new conference. The five-day meeting is being held to draft recommendations to Congress and President Carter on equal treatment of the handicapped. Non-white delegates, complaining they numbered only 80 among the nearly 800 voting delegates, had threatened to walk out of the conference today because of "exclusionary and discriminatory practices used by conference planners." They withdrew the threat after Smith apologized. However, conferenceorganiz- er Joe Magnino disputed their figures, saying that there are 158 minority representatives among the 780 voting delegates. Magnino said this includes 86 blacks, 33 Hispanics, 10 American Indians, nine Asiatic Americans and soothers. Smith also said told the news conference that the mental illnesses have not been given enough attention at the meeting. But he rejected criticisms that the conference was organized for the "disabled elite" and that it was so overstmc- tured it represented traditional custodial treatment of disabled persons. "We provided as much flexibility as we could... if this conference is to have any credibility with the administration and Congress," Smith said. Smith objected that some organizations representingvari- ous disabled persons "who feel they are the only ones able to speak ... came (to the conference) not with the spirit of involvement, but to act in a very negative way." He did not name the groups. 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