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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Scalise Interview #968199

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) A startling admission by BP that they had estimated the worst-case flow rate early in the spill in the Gulf of Mexico noted; details given from this BP internal document that was never stated to the public.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise about the BP estimate; inset video of the underwater oil leak on Day 59 shown. [SCALISE - says BP & the government has downplayed the severity of the damage from day one while our goal has been to protect the marshes.] [Today, in response to Scalise question, BP CEO Tony HAYWARD - says we are trying.] [SCALISE - says Hayward did not answer most questions & did not show a sense of urgency to set up a quick response in the chain of command.]

Cooper, Anderson

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