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BP Oil Spill Impact [Part 1 of 3] (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-03-18

Duration: 00:06:30

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Economy | Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation | OIL INDUSTRY | Oil industry workers | Offshore oil well drilling | Public health


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Justice, Todd Editor
  • Davis, Kevin Interviewee
  • Verma, Mukul Interviewee
  • Rolfes, Anne Interviewee


This segment from the March 18, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of producer Jeremy Alford’s report on the economic impact of the BP Oil Spill. Alford interviews: St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis on the impact of the spill in his parish; Mukul Verma of the Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation on the growth in jobs for oil rig workers despite the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on deep water drilling; and Anne Rolfes of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade on the results of her organization’s recent survey into the economic and health impact of the spill. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford