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Garret Graves Interview (Jan. 2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-01-03

Duration: 00:13:25

Subjects: Environment | Graves, Garret | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal (La.) | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast | COASTAL EROSION | COASTAL RESTORATION


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Graves, Garret Interviewee


This segment from the January 3, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Garret Graves, the chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). He discusses: the state’s plans to file two lawsuits against the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the state’s cost share for the Mississippi River – Gulf Outlet and the Algiers Canal projects; the reasons for his opposition to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their contributions to coastal erosion; the implementation of the 2012 coastal master plan; and the status of the state’s levee system.