"In Louisiana, An Environmental Lawsuit Brings Hope for a New Chapter"

"A lawsuit against oil and gas companies for damage to the coast has become a symbol of the state’s environmental future."

"Louisiana is being slowly devoured by water. Hardly anyone disputes that. But beyond a shared sense of creeping panic, there’s little common ground in the state.

As over 2,000 miles of coast have been eaten away over the last 80 or so years, the state and federal government, oil and gas companies, activists and residents battled and bickered over funding the future of the state’s coast. So far, little has been accomplished.

John Barry, an author cum activist, hopes to change that."

Peter Moskowitz reports for Aljazeera America March 11, 2014.

Source: Aljazeera America, 03/11/2014