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Wetlands Controversy (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-02-14

Duration: 00:26:26

Subjects: Environment | WETLANDS


  • Duhe, Jeff Host
  • Domingue, Wayne Interviewee
  • Tauzin, Billy Interviewee
  • Hayes, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Bourgeois, Craig Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from February 14, 1992, features Jeff Duhe reporting on a wetlands controversy in south Louisiana. He first reports on the United States Army Corps of Engineers sending a cease and desist letter to Wayne Domingue for developing a crawfish farm in St. Martin Parish on land protected by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. He interviews Wayne Domingue and Congressman Billy Tauzin. Duhe then conducts an in-studio interview with Congressman Jimmy Hayes and Craig Bourgeois of the Acadiana chapter of the National Audubon Society. They discuss: the importance of wetlands; Domingue’s story; and their differing views of Section 404.