As Louisiana’s coastline shrinks, a political fight over responsibility grows

This report aired on PBS NewsHour on March 22, 2014.

The coast of Louisiana is crumbling into the Gulf of Mexico at an alarming rate, and the regional Flood Protection Authority says the oil and gas industry is partly to blame. A big political fight has broken out in the state legislature over who should pay to try and repair the damage.

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