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Bayou Corne Hearing (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-02-22

Duration: 00:06:33

Subjects: Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | Texas Brine Company | Environment | Louisiana. Legislature


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Webber, Jamie Speaker
  • Schewe, Norm Speaker
  • Dupre, Henry Speaker
  • Blanchard, Candy Speaker
  • Martin, Bruce Speaker
  • Hecox, Gary Speaker
  • Harrison, Joe Speaker
  • Brown, Troy Speaker
  • Romero, Nick Speaker
  • St. Germain, Karen Speaker
  • Ashee, John, Jr. Speaker


This segment from the February 22, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the Louisiana Legislature’s Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment’s hearing on the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Whinham reports that more than 150 residences have been under a mandatory evacuation following the discovery of the sinkhole on August 3, 2012. The speakers include: Jamie Webber, Bayou Corne resident; Norm Schewe, Bayou Corne resident; Henry Dupre of the Assumption Parish Police Jury; Candy Blanchard, Bayou Corne resident; Bruce Martin, Vice President of Operations for Texas Brine; Dr. Gary Hecox, geologist; State Representative Joe Harrison; State Senator Troy Brown; Nick Romero, Bayou Corne resident; State Representative Karen St. German; and John Ashee, Jr., Bayou Corne resident. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford