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Environmental Bills (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-06-18

Duration: 00:07:39

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | Environment | Environmental law | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Pollution | Cancer | Public health | Cancer registry


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Porter, Jim Interviewee
  • Fernandez, Manny Interviewee
  • Hudson, Tommy Interviewee


This segment from the June 18, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the environmental bills filed during the 1982 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. The majority of the bills are aimed at strengthening the state’s environmental regulatory program related to hazardous waste disposal and industrial pollution. This report also highlights a bill that will create a statewide cancer registry, which will help scientists study whether there is a connection between Louisiana’s high cancer rate and industrial pollution. Host: Beth George