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Oil Import Fee Hearing (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-02-13

Duration: 00:08:28

Subjects: Energy | OIL INDUSTRY | Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932-


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Domenici, Pete Speaker
  • Breaux, John Speaker
  • Goodrich, Henry Speaker


This segment from the February 13, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s report on a United States Senate Energy Committee hearing in Lafayette on an oil import fee. Hinton first presents highlights of United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana and Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards speaking at a rally in Lafayette on the need for an oil import fee. His report also includes highlights of the comments and testimony at the committee hearing by: Senator Johnston; United States Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico; United States Senator John Breaux of Louisiana; Henry Goodrich of Goodrich Oil Company; and Governor Edwards.