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BP Oil Spill Fines (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-01-28

Duration: 00:06:30

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Environment | COASTAL RESTORATION | Public opinion | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Offshore oil well drilling


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Editor
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Editor
  • Peyronnin, Steven Interviewee
  • Goidel, Kirby Interviewee
  • Briggs, Don Interviewee


This segment from the January 28, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Jeremy Alford’s report on the efforts to direct 80% of BP’s fines under the Clean Water Act to coastal restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Alford interviews: Steven Peyronnin, the Executive Director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, on the attention brought by the BP Oil Spill to the issue of coastal restoration; Kirby Goidel of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab on the public’s concern over the environmental impact of the BP Oil Spill; and Don Briggs of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association about the uncertainty facing oil and gas companies as they wait for new federal regulations and the effect of the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on deep water drilling on the industry. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford