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Spanish Lake Contamination (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Spanish Lake, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-01-11

Duration: 00:07:09

Subjects: Environment | LAWSUITS | OIL INDUSTRY | Spanish Lake (La.)


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Nesbit, Scott Interviewee
  • Courreges, Patrick Interviewee


This segment from the January 11, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Scott Nesbit, wetland ecologist, and Patrick Courreges of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. They discuss the Spanish Lake Restoration Land Bank v. Shell Oil Co. lawsuit, including: the alleged impact of oil drilling in the Spanish Lake Sub-basin; the controversy surrounding legacy lawsuits; the environmental importance of Spanish Lake; the possibility of the Department of Natural Resources investigating these allegations against Shell; and the status of the case.