ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 2010
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(Buras, Louisiana: Matt Gutman) Charges by local officials that BP & the Coast Guard are lying about the number of skimmers trying to block the oil examined; statistics cited; details given about the impact of recent storms; scenes shown of the "Whale" skimmer. [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER- suggests the numbers do not exist.] [Coast Guard R/Adm. Paul ZUKUNFT- talks about the giant ship.] [Mikee's Oyster Bar Eddie SPENCE- talks about tough times.] [Empire Fireworks owner Charles LeNORMAND- talks about lack of business.]
(Studio: David Muir) Live pictures of the underwater oil spill shown.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The history of neglect by the oil industry & the MMS government agency reviewed; details given about a 2008 crane collapse on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico & about the lack of fines for safety violations. [Representative Nick RAHALL - says there is no watchdog.] [Bureau of Ocean Energy director Michael BROMWICH- talks about investigative ability.]
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