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Crisis in the Gulf: LPB Special Report (2010)



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-06-15

Duration: 00:30:09

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Disaster response and recovery | Filmed panel discussions | Overton, Edward B. | Viles, Aaron | Voisin, Mike | OIL SPILLS | Gulf Of Mexico | Environment | Obama, Barack | Offshore oil well drilling | OIL INDUSTRY | COASTAL EROSION | COASTAL RESTORATION | PELICANS | BIRDS | Clean energy industries


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Overton, Ed Panelist
  • Viles, Aaron Panelist
  • Voisin, Mike Panelist


A live panel discussion following President Barack Obama’s address to the nation on the BP Oil Spill on June 15, 2010, hosted by Shauna Sanford. The panelists are: Dr. Ed Overton of the LSU School of the Coast and Environment; Aaron Viles of the Gulf Restoration Network; and Mike Voisin of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. They discuss: their reactions to the President’s address; the need for more involvement by the federal government in managing the clean-up effort; the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on offshore deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico; the chaos of the clean-up effort; the oil industry’s lack of realistic oil spill response plans; the transition to clean energy; the importance of President Obama mentioning and committing to the restoration of the Gulf Coast; and oiled pelicans serving as the iconic image from this disaster.