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Due to Economic Concerns, Gulf Coast Residents Still Support Big Oil

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Cleaning the BP Oil Spill. Photo credit: CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images

With their land, traditions, and livelihoods all thrown into chaos and their future in doubt, you might think that the people of Southern Louisiana would be calling for major changes to the way the oil companies do business, or leading the charge for an overall ban on underwater drilling. But as correspondent Julia Botero reports, the economic realities are much more complicated, and many of those most closely affected by the devastation of the gulf spill are, in fact, not calling for any change at all.

Check out the whole show: Beyond BP: A Future Without Oil

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