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John Barry, Restore Louisiana Now (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-03

Duration: 00:27:27

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Barry, John M., 1947- | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | LAWSUITS | Environment | COASTAL EROSION | COASTAL RESTORATION | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast | Restore Louisiana Now


  • Barry, John Speaker


A speech by John Barry before the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 3, 2014. Barry is an award-winning author and historian, as well as an activist with Restore Louisiana Now. He discusses: the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their contribution to coastal erosion; the scientific studies that show the oil and gas industry’s responsibility for a significant portion of Louisiana’s coastal land loss; the legal liability the industry has to restore the lands; the amount of tax payer money devoted to plugging oil canals for the 2015 fiscal year; the work of Restore Louisiana Now; and the state’s Coastal Master Plan.