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BP Oil Spill: Claims Process (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-02-25

Duration: 00:06:22

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Liability for oil pollution damages | Damages | Gulf Coast Claims Facility | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Editor
  • Chauvin, Kim Interviewee
  • Matthews, Mark Interviewee


This segment from the February 25, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Jeremy Alford’s visit to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) office in New Orleans to assess the BP Oil Spill claims process. He interviews Kim Chauvin of the Mariah Jade Shrimp Company in Chauvin about the impact of the oil spill on her company and her difficulty in navigating the claims process because of the lack of a structure for specialized seafood claims. Alford also talks to Mark Matthews of Superior Bait and Tackle in Baton Rouge, who has recovered 80% of his losses, about the importance of remaining aggressive in dealing with the GCCF. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford