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Gulf Coast Task Force Meets in Pensacola (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Pensacola, Florida

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-11-12

Duration: 00:04:11

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Disaster response and recovery | Environment | COASTAL RESTORATION | Gulf Coast Ecosystem and Restoration Task Force (U.S.) | United States. Environmental Protection Agency


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Weeks, Jeff Reporter
  • Hickinson, John Interviewee
  • Graves, Garret Interviewee
  • Newsom, Larry Interviewee
  • Jackson, Lisa Interviewee


This segment from the November 12, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report by Jeff Weeks of WSRE-TV on the first meeting of the newly formed Gulf Coast Ecosystem and Restoration Task Force in Pensacola, Florida. Weeks talks to John Hickinson, the Executive Director, on the main goals of the task force, including streamlining recovery efforts from the BP Oil Spill and addressing long-term ecological and environmental issues related to the Gulf Coast. He also interviews Garret Graves of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and Administrator Lisa Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the importance of state and federal agencies working together to address these issues. This report is a part of GulfWatch, LPB’s Gulf Coast Consortium of public television and radio stations covering issues related to the BP Oil Spill. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford