After the Spill Film Screening, University of Iowa, Iowa City


University of Iowa's Office of Sustainability presents After the Spill

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:30pm
Becker Communication Studies Building Rm 101, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
FREE and open to the public

As part of Campus Sustainability Month, the Office of Sustainability will screen After the Spill.

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American history. Amazingly those aren't the worst things facing Louisiana's coastline today. It is that the state is fast disappearing through coastal erosion caused largely by oil and gas industry activity.

This film introduces us to some of the spill's most aggrieved victims as well as those who are desperately trying to save its coastline. Writer and historian John Barry who launched a suit against 97 oil and gas companies attempting to get them to pay their fair share for reparations caused by their explorations. Consultant and native son James Carville who manages to find some hope in new technologies that may save the coast. And Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, the man who saved New Orleans post-Katrina, whose new passion is for a Green Army he has recruited.

More Info:

October 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
Becker Communication Studies Building Rm 101
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
25 S Madison St
Iowa City, IA 52245
United States
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