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Oil Spill Headlines - June 25, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-06-25

Duration: 00:02:23

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Disaster response and recovery | Environment | Chandeleur Islands (La.) | DREDGING | Sand berms | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | Coastal engineering | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | COASTAL EROSION

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Stone, Greg Interviewee
  • Wiley, Michael Interviewee

Description

This segment from the June 25, 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: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issuing an order to stop the dredging of the Chandeleur Islands; Governor Bobby Jindal imploring the Corps of Engineers to allow the continuation of dredging so that temporary sand berms can be built to protect the area from oil; an interview with Dr. Greg Stone, the Director of the LSU Coastal Studies Institute, on the possibility that continued dredging will accelerate coastal erosion on the Chandeleur Islands; and an interview with Michael Wiley, an inventor from Michigan, who claims he has developed a containment system that will capture the oil that is still leaking from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford