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Oil Spill Headlines - May 28, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Grand Isle, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-05-28

Duration: 00:03:00

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Gulf Of Mexico | Disaster response and recovery | Environment | Obama, Barack | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Sand berms | Coastal engineering | Fisheries | Fishermen | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker

Description

This segment from the May 28, 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: President Barack Obama’s visit to Port Fourchon and Grand Isle to assess the damage to Louisiana’s coastline; Governor Bobby Jindal discussing the U.S. Coast Guard’s approval of the construction of one sand berm as a prototype to test its effectiveness in keeping the oil from reaching the coast; and a town hall meeting in Abbeville with concerned commercial fishermen, dock owners, and processors. Host: Charlie Whinham