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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #975974

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The arrival of oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico into Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans reported; map shown.

(New Orleans: Kerry Sanders) The expansion of the oil disaster featured; photo shown of workers pulling oil out of Lake Pontchartrain; scenes shown of tar balls on the beach in Crystal Beach, Texas. [Slidell, Louisiana resident Susan BERGMARK†- comments.] [Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation executive director Anne RHEAMS†- explains the significance of the lake.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL†- says we need our federal government to have a sense of urgency in fighting this oil.] [WWL radio HOST – complains.] [Texas Governor Rick PERRY – says we are taking aggressive steps.] The fishing ban in Lake Pontchartrain noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pensacola, Florida: Ron Mott) Plans to divert migrating birds from the spill region featured; scenes shown of farmer Grant Guillory‡ flooding his fields in Opelousas, Louisiana and of oily birds being cleaned; details given about the USDA program that pays land owners to convert crop lands into bird sanctuaries; map shown. [GUILLORY – comments on the financial incentive.] [USDA conservationist Kevin NORTON†- says we’re attempting to emulate the wetlands.] [International Bird Rescue Research Center Paul KELWAY†- says as the seasons change there will be different challenges.]

Williams, Brian;
Sanders, Kerry;
Mott, Ron

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