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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Rig / Spill / A Discussion (Part I) #964336

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 30, 2010
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(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) Breaking news on the oil spill from the oil rig that sank in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; photo of an oily bird & aerial view of the shore shown; details given of the Pentagon approval of mobilizing the National Guard to help & of allegations aimed at BP.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The search for who is to blame for the accident & the response to the oil spill featured; details given about the fail safe blow-out preventer, the lack of an acoustic valve, BP's connection to other oil mishaps & how Congress allowed the industry to write its own rules & how this is becoming the second worst environmental disaster in US history. [Attorney Daniel BECKNEL†- blames BP; notes everyone else uses the acoustic valve.] [BP CEO Tony HAYWARD†- says it is their rig.] [Food & Water Watch Zach CORRIGAN†- says it is shared responsibility.]

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) Live discussion held with retired Army Gen. Russel Honore & historian Douglas Brinkley about the oil spill. [BRINKLEY - blames BP for mishandling the disaster & trying to pass the blame; asks what about the people of Louisiana.] [HONORE - comments on the disaster response; calls for a presidential declaration for recovery & response.]

Gupta, Sanjay;
Johns, Joe

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