NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 2010
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(Metairie, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The response effort updated; underwater video shown; details given about plans to replace the containment cap on the well and the impact of the spill on the seafood industry. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – cites the timeline.] [Schaefer Seafood Merlin SCHAEFER- says he won’t sell something he won’t eat.] [Deanie’s Seafood Darren CHIFICI- comments on the high price of oysters.] [Buying seafood, Esther JIN- comments.] The announcement from Diamond Offshore Drilling that it is moving a rig to Egypt due to the battle over deepwater drilling noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Washington: Tom Costello) America’s reliance on oil featured; statistics on consumption cited. [American Petroleum Institute Rayola DOUGHER- says it’s fundamental to our modern lifestyle.] [Rice University Amy MYERS-JAFFE- notes the drop in consumption if Americans would drive less.] [Several PEOPLE – react to giving up driving.]
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