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John Barry, Oil & Gas Lawsuit (2013)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-08-19

Duration: 00:29:14

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Barry, John M., 1947- | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | Environment | LAWSUITS | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | COASTAL EROSION


  • Barry, John Speaker


A speech by John Barry before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 19, 2013. Barry is an award-winning author and historian and a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority. He discusses: the creation of the board following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita; the reasons for the board’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their contribution to coastal erosion; the land that coastal Louisiana continues to lose; and his response to the criticism the board has received for filing the lawsuit.