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BP Oil Spill: Legislative Session Preview (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-04-08

Duration: 00:06:08

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Graves, Garret | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | COASTAL RESTORATION | Emergency management | OYSTERS | OYSTER INDUSTRY | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Fisheries | Fishermen | RALLIES


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Narrator
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • D-Ray! Editor
  • Graves, Garret Interviewee
  • Dove, Gordon Interviewee
  • Morrell, J.P. Interviewee
  • Scalise, Steve Speaker


This segment from the April 8, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Jeremy Alford’s preview of legislation related to the BP Oil Spill at the upcoming 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Alford talks to Garret Graves of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority about his support of legislation inserting local and parish officials into the state’s command structure during an emergency, the need for money to rebuild the state’s oyster beds, and the need to update the state’s coastal master plan. He also interviews State Representative Gordon Dove, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, about his support of involving local officials in the state’s emergency management and his hope that Congress will allocate BP fine money to coastal restoration efforts. Alford also interviews State Senator J.P. Morrell about the BP claims process and its effect on commercial fisherman. This report also includes footage of Congressman Steve Scalise speaking at a rally held by Women of the Storm in Washington, D.C. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford