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BP Bills at the Legislative Session (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-13

Duration: 00:05:56

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Health | Liability (Law) | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Taxes


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Narrator
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Allen, Gary Photographer
  • Allen, Gary Editor
  • Connick, Patrick Interviewee
  • Dove, Gordon Interviewee
  • Gisclair, Truck Interviewee
  • Baldone, Damon Interviewee


This segment from the May 13, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Jeremy Alford’s report on the bills related to the BP Oil Spill that are under consideration during the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Alford interviews: State Representatives Patrick Connick and Gordon Dove on Connick’s bill holding BP responsible for medical expenses related to the oil spill, even if the claimant has already waived their right to sue; State Representative Jerry “Truck” Gisclair on his resolution urging the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to investigate the health conditions suffered by early responders and clean-up workers; and State Representative Damon Baldone on his bill excluding lost wages related to the oil spill from state income taxes. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford