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Headlines - June 18, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-06-18

Duration: 00:04:21

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Disaster response and recovery | Gulf Of Mexico | Environment | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | United States. Coast Guard | Offshore oil well drilling | Vitter, David


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Scalise, Steve Speaker
  • Hayward, Tony Speaker
  • Vitter, David Speaker


This segment from the June 18, 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: Governor Bobby Jindal criticizing the United States Coast Guard for stopping sixteen barges from participating in the clean-up effort because they lacked the required certificates of inspection; Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana questioning BP CEO Tony Hayward on the effectiveness of his company’s oil spill response during a Congressional hearing; United States Senator David Vitter describing the Obama Administration’s six month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as a “de facto” moratorium on drilling in shallow waters as well; and Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle leading a state delegation to Washington, D.C., to discuss the effect of the drilling moratorium on Louisiana’s economy with federal officials. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford