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Gov. Dave Treen's CWEL Tax Tour (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-14

Duration: 00:03:59

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Coastal Wetlands Environmental Levy | Taxes | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | CAPITAL OUTLAY


  • George, Beth Host
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the May 14, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on Governor Dave Treen’s visits to Lake Charles, Lafayette and New Orleans in order to sell the public on his proposed Coastal Wetlands Environmental Levy (CWEL), a tax on the transportation of oil and natural gas. Governor Treen estimates that the tax will raise $450 million, which will used to fund capital construction projects. Host: Beth George