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BP Oil Spill Impact [Part 2 of 3] (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-03-25

Duration: 00:06:55

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Economy | Fisheries | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Tax revenues


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Macaluso, Chris Interviewee
  • Kleinow, Kevin Interviewee
  • Richardson, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the March 25, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of producer Jeremy Alford’s report on the economic impact of the BP Oil Spill. Alford interviews: Chris Macaluso of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation on the state of the charter boat industry; Dr. Kevin Kleinow, an LSU toxicity professor, on his study into the effects of oil on zebra fish; and Dr. Jim Richardson, an economist with the Revenue Estimating Conference, on the impact of the spill on state revenues. This report also touches on the projected economic impact of the spill on commercial fisheries in the next three years. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford