Along with his colleagues, John King report the latest news surrounding the Gulf oil spill that occurred 51 days ago; Louisiana residents voice their mounting frustrations at BP’s slow pace of curbing the leak.
While reporting live in Louisiana, John King reports the surprising news that the oil leak is now revealed to be twice as large as originally thought. Anger continues mount as residents see the White House’s placing a moratorium on drilling and aiding those affected by the spill sooner rather than later, further exacerbating the economic crisis that the state’s residents are facing as a result of the oil spill.
In tonight's installment, John and his colleagues discuss the breaking news about severe flash flooding that occurred in western Arkansas that left at least 16 people dead and as many as 36 individuals are missing. Continued reporting on the Gulf Spill is also discussed, with residents worrying that if and when the spreading oil reaches the beaches of Florida, Louisiana residents will be forgotten. Also reported is how environmentalists are fighting to protect the endangered marine life in the gulf and whether the chemicals in the dispersants used to collect the oil will do more harm that good on the marine habitats in the marshes and gulf waters.
In today’s installment, John King continues his coverage of the gulf coast oil spill from Alabama. Topics discussed include President Obama’s recent visit to the gulf coast, how residents feel he is doing a poor job in putting the pressure on BP, and BP working with the Government to set up a special fund to aid in paying out claims to those affected by the spill. John then interviews one of the fishermen affected by the spill to get his view on when and if they’ll be able recover their livelihood.
Continuing his coverage of the Gulf Coast oil spill, John King discusses the latest news surrounding what BP is doing to curb the leak from the well that is 12 times worse than previously predicted, what President Obama plans on saying in his speech from the Oval Office, and what steps the President can take to restore the habitat of the marshes and gulf and aid those closely affected by the spill.
As John King and his colleagues follow day 58 of the Gulf Coast oil spill, topics discussed include President Obama’s meeting with BP executives over setting up several accounts to aid those closely affected by the spill; BP’s latest tool to use in attempt to curb the oil flow from the well; interviews of Congressional representatives on their view of Obama’s speech from Tuesday night; what the BP CEO Tony Hayward will expect when he is called to testify in front of Congress on Thursday; and how the government needs to move from talking about utilizing cleaner forms of fuel and put their plans into action.
In tonight’s installment, John King is joined by several colleagues to discuss BP CEO Tony Hayward’s testifying in on Capital Hill, Congressman Joe Barton surprising everyone by issuing an apology to Hayward for setting up what he deemed a “slush fund” to restore the coast and ultimately apologizing for his previous statement, and how handling the crisis is taking a toll on President Obama’s approval rating.