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Stopping the Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard of

  • Date

    October 6

  • Time

    6:00 pm

  • Location

    URI Kingston Campus

In 2018, the Louisiana Coast Guard determined that an oil well that toppled in Hurricane Ivan a decade earlier was still leaking large amounts of oil. In 2019, Timmy Couvillion, owner of the New Orleans-based Couvillion Group, led the development and deployment of a sophisticated containment system to capture the flowing oil. Pat McShane, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Marine Affairs and maritime lawyer in Louisiana, will join Timmy to share their experience resisting the legal affront of a deep-pocketed oil company to engineer a solution to stop the longest running oil spill in United States history.


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