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Garret Graves, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (2011)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-07-18

Duration: 00:27:43

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Graves, Garret | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | Environment | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | LEVEES | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | COASTAL EROSION | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Hurricane Gustav, 2008 | Hurricane Ike, 2008 | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Business | Industry


  • Graves, Garret Speaker


A speech by Garret Graves before the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 18, 2011. Graves is the Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. He discusses: the importance of Louisiana’s coast and ports to the rest of the nation; the Mississippi River levee system built by the Army Corps of Engineers; Louisiana’s continuing coastal land loss; issues related to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike; issues created by the BP Oil Spill; industries that are at risk due to land loss; and possible alternatives to the levee system.