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Oil Spill Cleanup (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-02-22

Duration: 00:06:07

Subjects: Environment | OIL SPILLS | Gulf Of Mexico


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Overton, Ed Interviewee
  • Graves, Garret Interviewee


This segment from the February 22, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the Coast Guard’s plan to clean up an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico caused by a Taylor Energy Company oil platform that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Moreau interviews Dr. Ed Overton, an environmental chemist at LSU, and Congressman Garret Graves. They discuss the differences between this spill and the 2010 BP Oil Spill.