SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories

Categories: Documentary
1hr | 2010
Everywhere you look in Southern Louisiana there's water - rivers, bayous, swamps, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico. And everyone in Cajun Country has a water story, or two or three or more. Its waterways support the biggest economies in Louisiana - a $63 billion a year oil and gas industry, a $200 million a year fishing business, tourism and recreational sports.

They are also home to some insidious polluters: The same oil and gas industry, 200 petrochemical plants along a 100-mile-long stretch of the Mississippi known "Cancer Alley," the world's largest Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico and erosion that is costing the coastline twenty five square miles of wetlands a year. At the same time SoLa is home to one of America's most vital and unique cultures; if everyone who lives there has a water story they can also most likely play the fiddle, waltz, cook an etouffe and hunt and fish.

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Topics: Water, New Orleans, Pollution, Political, Science, Catastrophe
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Johnny Steele
Johnny Steele
June 19, 2014
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Evelyn
Evelyn
May 30, 2014
A+
Lisa Howard
Lisa Howard
January 6, 2014
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Sherry Holland
Sherry Holland
November 5, 2013
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Kyra Haley
Kyra Haley
September 28, 2013
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larry henslee
larry henslee
September 23, 2013
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linda amick
linda amick
September 23, 2013
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The long time inhabitants of coastal Louisianna are under siege by ruthless government and private corporations who care nothing for the residents nor for the ecological necessity of the coastal area. Two takeaways: The Federal Government and Big Corporations are in cahoots and are benefiting themselves and not the people who actually inhabit and care for the land and this process is happening ALL OVER the US.
Isabel Brown
Isabel Brown
September 8, 2013
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Dawne Larkin
Dawne Larkin
May 2, 2012
douglas, agreed! of course there is an ebb & flow to nature causing habitat devastation then regrowth but the averice of corporate america's damage brings environment complete undone withouth return!
Douglas Hill
Douglas Hill
October 25, 2011
They just will never know how much damage has been done. It's shameful how greedy these companies are, and the destruction of the land, animals, fish, birds, and humane sicknesses.