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David Muth Interview (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-11-25

Duration: 00:07:32

Subjects: Muth, David P., 1954- | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Environment | COASTAL EROSION | COASTAL RESTORATION | WETLANDS | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Muth, David Interviewee


This segment from the November 25, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview via Skype with David Muth, the director of the National Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Restoration Program. He discusses: the findings of a new U.S. Geological Survey and NASA study, which shows that the 2010 BP Oil Spill caused widespread damage to wetlands and accelerated coastal erosion in Louisiana; the areas hardest hit by the oil spill; and the status of the state’s coastal restoration efforts.