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Headlines - February 18, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-02-18

Duration: 00:02:53

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling | Offshore oil well drilling | Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Verma, Mukul Interviewee


This segment from the February 18, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the BP Oil Spill. These stories include: the release of a report by the National Oil Spill Commission blaming the rig blowout on an inadequate cement job around the well; major oil companies announcing the development of a containment system to control the flow of oil in the event of another blowout; the awarding of Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection grants to oil rig support workers affected by the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico; and Mukul Verma of the Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation discussing the eligibility requirements for the grants. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford