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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / A Discussion (Part II) #970511

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the stoppage of the oil flow from the pipe in the Gulf of Mexico reported; underwater video shown.

(White House: Ed Henry) The reaction of President Obama to the developments in the Gulf reviewed; details given about what he has been told about whether the stoppage will hold & the heat on why the Obamas are not going to the Gulf coast for their vacation.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser, Representative Ed Markey & historian Douglas Brinkley about the oil crisis; underwater video shown; details given about the role of Markey in getting the video feeds released. [NUNGESSER - worries about assets slowing while we need to keep working on the oil that is out there.] [MARKEY - says BP has still not responded to his June 23 letter asking for technical information.] [BRINKLEY - praises Markey's leadership; states we have to look at how to save the wetlands of Louisiana & the Mississippi River delta.] [NUNGESSER - says the berms are working, but we want to "arm" them to prevent erosion.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Henry, Ed

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