Updates from the Gulf (Aired on 10/8/10)
Louisiana professionals from several fields provide the latest information on the Gulf oil spill and reactions from the residents of Grand Isle, called “The Sportsman’s Paradise.” Environmental expert Windell Curole (Golden Meadow Rotary), General Manager of South LaFourche Levee District, discusses the most recent regional events. Richard Augustin (Grand Isle Rotary), Principal of the Grand Isle School System, discusses the effects of the oil spill disaster on the schools, his students, and their families. Carroll Allemand (President, Grand Isle Rotary) corrects some of the common misinformation about the oil’s effects on Grand Isle and explains the concerns of Grand Isle residents after BP leaves the area. Grand Isle is located in Jefferson Parish at the southern tip of LA. Hwy 1. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the primary businesses for island residents are tourism, the seafood industry, and oilfield related professions.