LPB TV and the BP Oil Disaster: “Louisiana: The State We’re In”
November 26, 2012 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in BP Oil Disaster, Videos

Last Friday on Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s (LPB) “Louisiana: The State We’re In,” panelists representing impacted families, state communities and the environment discussed the recent Department of Justice announcement of an unprecedented $4.5 billion BP criminal case settlement for BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, plus ongoing impacts and restoration needs.

Panelists included: Keith Jones, whose son was among the eleven killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion; Melanie Driscoll, Director of Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society’s Mississippi Flyway and Gulf of Mexico; and Garret Graves of the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority of Louisiana.

The episode first aired last Friday on LPB television (see additional airings at lpb.org) and is available online at http://www.lpb.org/programs/swi/. You can also watch it below.

Show: Louisiana: The State We're In

Airing: Check your local listings and lpb.org for additional viewings.

Description: BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill two and a half years ago. A panel of experts will discuss the topic including Garret Graves with the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority of Louisiana; Keith Jones, whose son was among the eleven killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion; and Melanie Driscoll with the National Audubon Society.

Website: http://www.lpb.org/programs/swi/

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