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Opening of the LSU Center for River Studies (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-02-02

Duration: 00:04:55

Subjects: Environment | LSU Center for River Studies | The Water Institute of the Gulf | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | COASTAL RESTORATION


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee
  • Ehrenwerth, Justin Interviewee
  • Simoneaux, Rudy Interviewee
  • Kline, Chip Interviewee


This segment from the February 2, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s visit to the opening of the LSU Center for River Studies, which is located on the Water Campus in downtown Baton Rouge. Moreau’s report focuses on the recent Trump Administration pledge to speed up the permitting process for coastal restoration projects, including the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project, which could begin construction in 2020. Moreau interviews: Governor John Bel Edwards; Justin Ehrenworth, the president of the Water Institute of the Gulf; Rudy Simoneaux, the engineer manager for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA); and Chip Kline of the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities.