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BP Oil Spill: Houma Field Hearing (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-04-22

Duration: 00:05:12

Subjects: United Houma Nation | Boustany, Charles W., Jr. | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | United States. Congress. House | Fisheries | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Native Americans | Gulf Coast Claims Facility | Offshore oil well drilling | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Fleming, John C.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Lambert, Ryan Speaker
  • Fleming, John Speaker
  • Southerland, Steve Speaker
  • Robichaux, Brenda Dardar Speaker
  • Boustany, Charles Speaker
  • Chauvin, Kim Speaker


This segment from the April 22, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Jeremy Alford’s report on a Congressional field hearing held by the House Natural Resources Committee in Houma for an update on the area’s recovery from the BP Oil Spill. It includes highlights from testimony given by: Ryan Lambert of Cajun Fishing Adventures on the state of fisheries; Brenda Dardar Robichaux on the effect of the spill on the United Houma Nation; and Kim Chauvin of the Mariah Jade Shrimp Company on the difficult claims process. This report also includes comments by Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana and Congressman Steve Southerland of Florida on the federal government’s efforts to stop offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as Congressman Charles Boustany of Louisiana discussing the resiliency of Gulf Coast residents. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford