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Headlines - May 21, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Grand Isle, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-05-21

Duration: 00:02:46

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Gulf Of Mexico | Disaster response and recovery | Environment | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | DREDGING | Barrier islands | COASTAL EROSION | Louisiana. National Guard


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Nungesser, Billy Speaker
  • Kemp, Paul Interviewee
  • Keller, Wayne Speaker


This segment from the May 21, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the ongoing BP Oil Spill. These stories include: oil reaching the Louisiana coast at Elmer's Island in Grand Isle and the Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area near the mouth of the Mississippi River; Governor Bobby Jindal and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser urging the Army Corps of Engineers to approve an emergency permit to allow a dredging program in the barrier islands; Paul Kemp of the Audubon Society expressing his concerns over a proposed plan to build artificial sand barriers along the coast; and members of the Louisiana National Guard filling in a 700 foot breach at the sand barrier in Elmer’s Island to prevent oil from entering the marsh. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford