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Sand Berms Deadline (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-10-01

Duration: 00:05:27

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Environment | Sand berms | Coastal engineering | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | United States. Environmental Protection Agency | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | COASTAL EROSION | COASTAL RESTORATION


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Melton, Christina Producer
  • D-Ray! Editor
  • Graves, Garret Interviewee
  • Barry, John M. Speaker


This segment from the October 1, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Christina Melton’s report on the state’s impending deadline to justify its plan to build 100 miles of sand berms to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the completion of the BP Oil Spill. She talks to Garret Graves of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority about the state’s amended plan to only build the 36 miles of sand berms granted under an emergency permit and the need for the state to shift its plan from an oil response strategy to a coastal restoration strategy. This report also touches on the concerns of the state’s Horizons Scientific and Engineering Research Team that the building of sand berms could accelerate coastal erosion. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford