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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #968236

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) The day's developments in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reviewed; details given about new rules for offshore drilling permits, yesterday's testimony by BP CEO Tony Hayward, about barrels of oil collected per day, the dangers of methane gas in the water, a lawsuit to lift the moratorium on deepwater drilling; live inset underwater feed from BP shown. [On Thursday, HAYWARD - gives many vague answers.] [In interview, Lafourche Parish Charlotte RANDOLPH†- questions the economic impact of the moratorium, which is having an impact already; states we need the oil industry to continue; comments on his meeting with President Obama in which she asked him to reconsider about the moratorium.]

(New Orleans: Randi Kaye; Washington: Joe Johns) The tough situation about an oil drilling moratorium, how this is a political issue & the legalities of the matter, the suggestion from Senator Mary Landrieu discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Johns, Joe

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