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CWEL Tax Opposition (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-04-30

Duration: 00:10:35

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | Taxes | Coastal Wetlands Environmental Levy | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Public utilities | Energy


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Bailey, Bill Interviewee
  • Lambert, Louis Interviewee
  • Loy, Fred Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the April 30, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the opposition to Governor Dave Treen’s proposal for the Coastal Wetlands Environmental Levy (CWEL), a tax on the transportation of oil and natural gas produced in Louisiana. This report touches on the concerns over the effect of the CWEL tax on the oil and gas industries and the prices paid by consumers on their utility bills. It also includes an interview with Governor Treen defending the proposal. Host: Beth George