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AUDIO: Fight for the Atchafalaya Basin

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Oliver Houck, director of Tulane University’s Environmental Law Program, has been fighting to preserve and restore Louisiana’s coast for almost four decades. In an interview with Barry Yeoman, sitting at his kitchen table with the sounds of Uptown New Orleans in the background, he describes the 18-year battle to save the Atchafalaya Basin. (See "Louisiana's Great Wet Hope.")

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Barry Yeoman is a freelance journalist based in Durham, North Carolina. In addition to OnEarth, his work has appeared in Discover; O, The Oprah Magazine; AARP The Magazine; and Audubon. His web site is