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Pro/Con: First Use Tax on Natural Gas (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-06-09

Duration: 00:03:30

Subjects: GAS INDUSTRY | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | First use tax | NATURAL GAS


  • George, Beth Host
  • Tauzin, Billy Speaker
  • Brooksher, Bob Speaker


This segment from the June 9, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a Pro/Con debate on whether Louisiana should adopt a first use tax on offshore natural gas that is transported through the state. State Representative Billy Tauzin of Thibodaux speaks in favor of the bill, while Bob Brooksher, the President of the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association speaks against it. Host: Beth George