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Saving Louisiana's Environment (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-11-29

Duration: 00:19:15

Subjects: Environment | Honore, Russel L. | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012

Contributors:

  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Honore, Russel Interviewee
  • Orr, Marylee Interviewee
  • Rosenthal, Sandy Interviewee

Description

This segment from the November 29, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore of the Green Army, Marylee Orr of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, and Sandy Rosenthal of Restore Louisiana Now and Levees.org. They discuss: the importance of saving Louisiana's wetlands; the Green Army coalition; their goal of having the oil and gas companies clean up their abandoned wells in the wetlands; the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their contribution to coastal erosion; Louisiana residents being more focused on environmental issues; and the Bayou Corne sinkhole.