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Greenpeace Protests in La. (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-11-11

Duration: 00:11:45

Subjects: Environment | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | Pollution | Greenpeace USA


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Thornton, Joe Interviewee
  • Marshall, Thomas Interviewee
  • Borne, Dan Interviewee
  • deGravelles, John Interviewee
  • Lejean, Tore Interviewee


This segment from the November 11, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Lormand’s report on protestors from Greenpeace demonstrating against pollution in the Mississippi River at the Georgia Gulf Corporation facility in Plaquemine as a part of their North American Inland Waters Expedition. He interviews: Joe Thornton of Greenpeace; Thomas Marshall of Georgia Gulf Corporation; Dan Borne of the Louisiana Chemical Association; John deGravelles of Citizens for a Clean Environment; and Dr. Tore Lejean, a Greenpeace chemist.