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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #967720

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 2010
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(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Day 52 in the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; USGS revised estimates of the extent of the oil leak cited.

(Houma, Louisiana: David Muir) An aerial look at the oil spill featured; scenes shown of the oil in the ocean headed for the Gulf coast & the floating rigs drilling relief wells; details given about BP finances, the moratorium on offshore drilling & the opposition to it. [B&J Oyster Co. Michael ROGERS†- calls it sad.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL - backs the moratorium "pause."] The moves to getting the cap in place & the oil flow numbers discussed.

(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) President Obama's meeting with the families of the men who died in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion noted; photos shown. [Adam's mother Arleen WEISE†, Jason's father Bill ANDERSON†, Donald's widow Sheila CLARK†, widow Shelley ANDERSON†, Roy Wyatt's mother Peggy KEMP†- talk about their relatives & their jobs.]

(Studio: George Stephanopoulos; Orange Beach, Alabama: Matt Gutman) New concerns about what the oil is doing to the fish & wildlife in the Gulf & BP's refusal of media coverage discussed; scenes of oily birds & dolphins near the bay & Skype video of the reporter's exchange with a BP worker shown.

Stephanopoulos, George;
Muir, David;
Gutman, Matt

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