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Rating the Performance of the Environmental Control Commission (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-10-17

Duration: 00:15:48

Subjects: Environment | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources. Environmental Control Commission | Government reorganization


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Porter, Jim Interviewee
  • Vincent, Ross Interviewee
  • Fernandez, Manny Interviewee
  • Davis, Allyn Interviewee


This segment from the October 17, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the job performance of the Department of Natural Resources and the newly created Environmental Control Commission after the consolidation of all of the state’s environmental regulatory functions under the department. This report touches on how the department has handled recent environmental crises, the need for more staff members in order to fulfill its mandate, and the lack of public confidence in their work. Host: Ron Blome