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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #974731

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 11, 2010
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(Washington: David Gregory) Day 53 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The confusion over how much oil is leaking and the need to have an accurate measure featured; estimates cited; scenes shown of cleanup workers and ships collecting oil. [Purdue University’s Steve WERELEY†- says the flow rate is a big unknown.] [Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN†- comments on the effort to stop the leak.]

(Venice, Louisiana: Tom Costello) The fight over the moratorium on drilling featured; details given about the impact on jobs and the risk that operators will pull out. [Lafourche Parish president Charlotte RANDOLPH†- says the president is kicking our butt.] [Wednesday, Interior Secretary Ken SALAZAR†- says it’s the pause button.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER†- says it would be another crippling blow to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.] [Grand Isle marina owner Butch GASPARD††- says we don’t need anybody to get laid off.]

(Washington: David Gregory) The shutdown of Perdido Pass in Alabama and Pensacola Pass in Florida noted; map shown.

Gregory, David;
Thompson, Anne;
Costello, Tom

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