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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / A Discussion #969999

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 2010
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(Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana: Sanjay Gupta) A look at an oyster boat on the Gulf coast that does no business since the oil spill presented; scenes shown from the docks; details given about the threats to the independence of the people here while the courts decide about drilling for oil; inset video of the underwater leak shown. Live discussion held with Jefferson Parish councilman John Young & Zion Travel Baptist Church Rev. Tyronne Edwards about the oil spill. [YOUNG†- says he is opposed to the moratorium & in favor of deepwater drilling; states President Obama could cut through the bureaucracy & the federal government is hurting us; calls it a national issue because seafood comes from Louisiana; suggests what BP should do; states people's daily lives are being destroyed: we are being held hostage & could be put to work.] [EDWARDS - says we want Obama to have dialogue with the communities; says BP money should be given to fishermen who are not getting jobs & are getting frustrated.]
Gupta, Sanjay

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