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John Barry ─ Water, Oil, Politics, and Justice in the Louisiana Bayou

Friday, September 4, 2015

9 a.m.

Friedman Auditorium, Metcalf Hall, 190 Thayer Street

John Barry will give the opening address of the Land and Water Conference.

John M. Barry is a New York Times best-selling author whose books have won multiple awards. After Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana congressional delegation asked him to chair a bipartisan working group on flood protection. He was the chief architect of a lawsuit launched in 2013 against Exxon Mobil and 97 other oil, gas, and pipeline companies for the coastal land loss they caused, coined as “The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever” by the New York Times.

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