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Offshore Drilling Moratorium Debate (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-06-25

Duration: 00:07:44

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Angelle, Scott | SCOTT, LOREN | Bourgoyne, Darryl | Offshore oil well drilling | Economy | United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Angelle, Scott Interviewee
  • Scott, Loren Interviewee
  • Bourgoyne, Darryl Interviewee


This segment from the June 25, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interviews with Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle and economist Loren Scott on their recent trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to discuss the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP Oil Spill. They discuss the economic impact of the moratorium on Louisiana, the potential for huge job losses, their concerns over the expertise of the members of the President’s BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission, and the lack of urgency displayed by the federal government in investigating this issue. Whinham also talks to LSU petroleum engineer Darryl Bourgoyne, who also attended the meeting with Secretary Salazar, about his plans to facilitate an industry-wide effort to build a system that can stop an oil spill when all back-up systems fail. Whinham also reports on U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman’s recent decision to strike down the moratorium. The Obama Administration is appealing the decision. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford