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Flood Protection System Debt (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-03-01

Duration: 00:06:52

Subjects: Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | Flood control | COASTAL RESTORATION | Bonnet Carre Spillway


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Kline, Chip Interviewee
  • Haase, Bren Interviewee


This segment from the March 1, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Chip Kline, the chairman of the board of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), and Bren Haase, the executive director of CPRA. They discuss: their plan to ask the Trump Administration to forgive $2 billion in interest payments for the building of the flood protection system in the New Orleans area; the federal government not turning over the operation and maintenance of the system to the state due to ongoing issues; other options if the interest is not forgiven; the value of integrating coastal protection and hurricane protection in Louisiana; and the recent opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.