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5th Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-04-24

Duration: 00:07:40

Subjects: Environment | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Wildlife | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Justice, Todd Editor
  • Overton, Ed Interviewee
  • Rota, Matt Interviewee
  • Graham, Kyle Interviewee


This segment from the April 24, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the five year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill. She interviews: Dr. Ed Overton, a professor emeritus of environmental sciences at LSU; Matt Rota of the Gulf Restoration Network; and Kyle Graham, the executive director of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. They discuss: the state of the coastal environment; what we still don’t know about the long-term environmental impact of the oil spill; the impact of the spill on wildlife; the unknown consequences of the interaction between the oil and the dispersants used in the clean-up; how much oil remains; and the state’s difficulty in working with BP. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford