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Oil Spill Response Plan

La. Conservationist TV Magazine

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Date Issued: 1990-11-8

Duration: 00:25:37

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Environment | OIL SPILLS | OIL INDUSTRY | Roemer, Buddy | Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Alaska, 1989

Contributors:

  • Harris, Sara Ann Host
  • Dantin, Loveless Interviewee
  • Haik, Ted Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Gomez, Ron Interviewee
  • Cowper, Steve Speaker
  • O'Brien, Jim Interviewee

Description

This special episode of the series “Louisiana Conservationist TV Magazine” from November 8, 1990, features Sara Ann Harris’ report on the creation of an oil spill response plan for Louisiana by Governor Buddy Roemer’s Oil Spill Task Force. This report includes highlights from an Oil Spill Think Tank Meeting in Lafayette, where Governor Steve Cowper of Alaska discusses the problems encountered during Alaska’s response to the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. It also includes interviews with shrimper Loveless Dantin of Cutoff, Louisiana, State Representative Ted Haik, Secretary Ron Gomez of the Department of Natural Resources, Governor Buddy Roemer, and Jim O’Brien, the Spill Response Coordinator for Valdez.