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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Media Restrictions / A Discussion #969462

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) A new government {Coast Guard} rule controlling the media covering the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico examined; details given about what this means for reporters & photographers, the issues of transparency & whether reporters are disruptive. [June 6, on ABC, Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN†- says the media will have "uninhibited access."] [Today, ALLEN - defends security zones.]

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & St. Bernard's Parish president Craig Tafarro about the media restrictions & the oil cleanup. [NUNGESSER†- says we need equipment, not rules; wonders where the skimmers are; notes we are fighting now against the Coast Guard.] [TAFARRO - reacts to the new rule that could shut down recreation fishing; comments on what happened with Hurricane Alex & the oil by the islands.]

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