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Energy (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-12-28

Duration: 00:06:35

Subjects: Energy | Gasoline shortages | 1970s energy crisis | Truck drivers | RALLIES | United States. Strategic Petroleum Reserve | Salt domes | Nuclear power plants | United States. Department of Energy


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Rambo, Dan Speaker
  • Long, Russell Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the December 28, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the major energy stories of 1979. These stories include: the gasoline shortage; questions over Louisiana’s placement in the federal gasoline allocation program; a rally by truck drivers concerned over the price of diesel fuel; the placement of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Louisiana salt domes; concerns over the construction of two nuclear power plants after the accident at Three Mile Island; and Governor Edwin Edwards’ criticism of the work of the Department of Energy. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome