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BP Oil Spill Settlement (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-10-09

Duration: 00:06:56

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Environment | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | COASTAL RESTORATION


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Lynch, Loretta Speaker
  • Graham, Kyle Interviewee
  • Hoke, Raleigh Interviewee


This segment from the October 9, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the historic $20 billion settlement between BP and the states affected by the 2010 BP Oil Spill. This report includes highlights from a press conference with United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch announcing the settlement, which is the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. Whinham interviews Kyle Graham, the executive director of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, and Raleigh Hoke of the Gulf Restoration Network. They discuss how Louisiana’s $8 billion portion of the settlement will be used to fund the coastal restoration projects outlined in the state’s coastal master plan. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford