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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #967880

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) President Obama's first Oval Office address on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico previewed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The Congressional grilling of the oil industry about the BP disaster featured; scenes shown from the hearings; details given about emergency response plans from several companies & on what companies spent of safety & spill prevention. [BP America president Lamar McKAY†- says the design was not unusual.] [ExxonMobil chairman/CEO Rex TILLERSON†, Representative Edward MARKEY†- speak about the late Dr. Peter Lutz.] [To McKay, Louisiana Representative Joseph CAO†- makes a samurai suggestion.] The Senate rejection of stripping tax breaks from the oil business noted.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Live picture of oil pouring out of the underwater pipe shown; details given of the new flow rate estimate.

(White House: Jake Tapper) What Obama will announce in his speech tonight previewed; details given about a Gulf recovery czar, what he said about stopping the oil flow by July, his claims to restore the Gulf to pre-Katrina shape & a push for a clean energy future; scenes shown of Obama on a Pensacola Beach with Florida Governor Charlie Crist. [OBAMA - says businesses need help; promises to be an advocate for compensation for businesses.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) A look at US energy sources presented; statistics cited. ABC News coverage of the president's speech noted.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Buras, Louisiana: David Muir) How coastal communities are taking matters in their own hands examined; scenes shown from off Grand Isle, Louisiana, where oil is soaking the marshes with workers sucking up the oil & setting up booms. [On a boat, Governor Bobby JINDAL - says they are not winning the oil.] [Okaloosa City, Florida, board of county commissioners Wayne HARRIS†- says we will protect our inlets & waterways.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Karl, Jonathan;
Tapper, Jake;
Muir, David

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