This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & James Carville about BP & oil flow estimates. [CARVILLE - comments on the oil flow estimates; says Suttles is lying so the government should make the flow rate estimates.] [NUNGESSER - suggests the government start making its own estimates rather than letting BP run the show; states the oil is destroying our way of life.]
(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) BP's response to the mental health crisis examined; letter from BP COO Doug Suttles to the state quoted. [Louisiana health secretary Alan LEVINE- says there is evidence of drinking, depression, stress; agrees BP should help pay.] [Psychiatrist Dr. Chuck COLEMAN - says we need to deal with mental health issues.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion continued with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & James Carville about the mental health crisis. [NUNGESSER - says we have serious problems: the families have been devastated & are just holding on.] [CARVILLE - comments on the mental health problems in Alaska after the Exxon Valdez spill; states it is a way of life/culture for the people here: the people love that land.]
(New Orleans: Chris Lawrence) The impact of President Obama's ban on deepwater drilling on those working in & for the oil industry examined. [Truck loader Anthony THIBODEAUX- says he has no work.] [At a town meeting, claims process guy Ken FEINBERG - says he just learned we will handle claims for the moratorium.] How those who support the oil rig work will now be covered discussed.
(Studio: Chad Myers) The threat of Tropical Storm Alex that will become a hurricane to the Gulf of Mexico & the oil spill site reviewed; weather maps & computer models predicting the storm's route shown.
(Studio: Joe Johns) US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal's retirement after he was replaced as head of the war in Afghanistan; the death of Senator Robert Byrd; former Vice President Dick Cheney's leaving the hospital & Vice President Joe Biden's gaffe at a frozen custard store reported; scenes shown of Biden's exchange with the store manager.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper; studio: Jeffrey Toobin) How this is an incredible ruling on the Second Amendment that makes gun control unconstitutional with the implications being extraordinary with the government no longer able to limit access to handguns, how gun groups will now lead challenges to state & local gun rules, the issues raised during the open day hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan discussed.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The government's oil industry loophole allowing BP to bypass environmental laws in oil drilling examined; details given about how most oil projects in the Gulf of Mexico got to skip environmental reviews &from MMS documents about the approval of oil development without the review. [Center for Biological Diversity Kieran SUCKLING- says the whole system is broken; states the decision needs review.] [President OBAMA - says we are closing the loophole.] [American Petroleum Inst. Eric MILITO- defends the industry.] How the oil industry & the MMS have been gaming the system to get more oil out of the Gulf discussed.
(Studio: Chad Myers) The threat of Tropical Storm Alex that will become a hurricane to the Gulf of Mexico & the oil spill site updated; weather maps & computer models predicting the storm's route shown. When Alex will come ashore discussed.
(Studio: Joe Johns) The government's uncovering of a secret Russian ring in the US; the appeal from Joran van der Sloot in the Peru murder case & the announcement from Lance Armstrong that this will be his last Tour de France race reported.