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Offshore Oil & Gas Activity (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Port Fourchon, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-10-10

Duration: 00:12:11

Subjects: Environment | COASTAL EROSION | Energy | Offshore oil and gas leases | OIL INDUSTRY


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Caldwell, Jack Interviewee
  • Falgout, Ted Interviewee
  • Davis, Mark Interviewee
  • Patarozzi, Rich Interviewee
  • Howey, Terry Interviewee


This segment from the October 10, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the federal government’s plan to sell offshore oil and gas leases to companies performing deepwater oil and gas exploration. Her report focuses on the impact of increased oil and gas activity on Louisiana’s coast, including coastal erosion, the impact on the infrastructure of coastal communities, and the increased threat of oil spills. Chapa visits Port Fourchon in Lafourche Parish, one of the busiest oil field service ports in the United States. She also interviews: Secretary Jack Caldwell of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR); Ted Falgout, Lafourche Port Commission; Mark Davis, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana; Rich Patarozzi, Shell Offshore Drilling; and Terry Howey, DNR. Host: Robert Collins