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Energy's Environmental Footprint (2014)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-02-26

Duration: 00:57:09

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Environment | COASTAL EROSION | COASTAL RESTORATION | Energy | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY


  • Freeman, Craig Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Henderson, Jonathan Interviewee
  • Houck, Oliver Interviewee
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Lovell, Keith Interviewee
  • Briggs, Don Interviewee
  • Perego, Annslee Speaker
  • Nelson, Otha "Tre" Speaker
  • Stagg, Mike Speaker
  • Fauria, Sidney Speaker
  • Micelli, Salvador J., III Speaker
  • Wascom, Kathy Speaker
  • Fontenot, Willie Speaker
  • Strum, David M. Speaker
  • Mullins, LaTosha Speaker
  • Newberry, Eric Speaker
  • Barry, John Panelist
  • Chabert, Norby Panelist
  • Campbell, Foster Panelist
  • Hall, Keith Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from February 26, 2014, features Craig Freeman leading a discussion between the audience members and panelists on the environmental impact of energy companies in Louisiana. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. It includes interviews with: Jonathan Henderson of the Gulf Restoration Network; Oliver Houck, an environmental law professor at Tulane University; State Senator Robert Adley; Keith Lovell, the assistant secretary for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Coastal Management; and Don Briggs, the president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. The audience members then discuss the economic and environmental impact of the oil industry and gas industry in Louisiana. A panel of experts then joins the audience to answer their questions. The panelists are: John Barry, a former member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East; State Senator Norby Chabert; Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell; and Keith Hall, the director of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute. They discuss: the impact of the energy sector on Louisiana; the state’s coastal master plan; the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for environmental damages to the state’s wetlands; the federal government’s role in coastal erosion; and the state’s current laws for holding energy companies accountable for their impact on the environment.