Follow us:  

Louisiana Coastal Concerns: BP & Beyond
What are viable strategies for addressing our coastal erosion in light of sea level rise, subsidence, hurricanes and oil spills?

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, with Louisiana's coast receiving the greatest percentage of direct ecological damage. Three years later, a civil trial is taking place to determine the financial liability of BP and three other companies for the impact to the five Gulf states.

Eighty percent of penalties paid by the responsible parties will go toward gulf coast restoration. But will it be money well-spent? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently predicted that Louisiana's southeastern coast is likely to be under at least 4.3 feet of water by the end of the century. What does that mean for projects in Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast? What are viable strategies for addressing the state's coastal erosion in light of sea level rise, subsidence, hurricanes and oil spills? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on "Louisiana Coastal Concerns: BP and Beyond" Wednesday, April 24th at 7 p.m. on LPB HD, and at 9 p.m. on WLAE-TV in New Orleans.

This week the La. Public Broadcasting TV program Louisiana Public Square focuses on "Coastal Concerns: BP and Beyond." The program will air statewide on LPB stations this Wednesday at 7 p.m. statewide, and at 9 p.m. on WLAE-TV in New Orleans.

The panelists are:
  • Windell Curole, Director, South Lafourche Levee District
  • Christopher D'Elia, Ph. D., Dean, LSU School of the Coast and Environment
  • Garrett Graves, Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
  • Mark Schleifstein, environmental reporter for The Times-Picayune

Kirby Goidel, Director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, will moderate. Beth Courtney, LPB president, will host.


To subscribe, send an email from the address you want subscribed to: with the subject "subscribe cwppra" without the quotation marks.
Connect with us:
Submit CWPPRA Newsflash Requests to:

See what's new on the CWPPRA Web site! Visit

Tell Us What you Think

We welcome your comments! Contact us at

Spread the Word

Tell your friends they can receive this free newsflash by subscribing at:

For More Program Information:

Subscribe to WaterMarks, the CWPPRA magazine, by contacting
To view on-line issues visit

CWPPRA Managing Agencies:

Other Related Coastal Restoration Web Sites:



This newsflash has been sent to you because you are either a participant in our program or you have provided your e-mail address to us in a request to receive it. If you prefer not to receive this newsflash, you can unsubscribe by sending an email to:
with "unsubscribe cwppra" as the subject without the quotation marks.