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BP oil spill's impact on land loss to be discussed

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – What impact will the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have on Louisiana’s communities and land mass? A panel of experts will tackle that question in a special presentation scheduled on campus Wednesday, Sept. 29.
     The panel discussion, “Losing Louisiana: Coastal Land Loss and the BP Oil Spill,” will be held at 2 p.m. in room 223 in the Southeastern Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.
     Leading the discussion will be David Burley, assistant professor of sociology and author of the book “Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana.” Participants on the panel include Southeastern geography faculty members Molly McGraw and Gerald McNeill.
     Burley’s book will be for sale and signing following the presentation.

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