Spotlight: In Support of the Environmental Needs of Louisiana

In Support of the Environmental Needs of Louisiana


The Calcasieu River Waterway Harbor Safety Committee has recognized Liskow & Lewis lawyer Louis Buatt “for his exceptionally innovative thinking and his steadfast support of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the environmental needs of southwest Louisiana.”

The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District maintains the Wetland Restoration Escrow Account — a reserve account under the supervision of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. 

Mr. Buatt recommended that the Account be submitted to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality as a Beneficial Use Project under that department’s guidelines. This recommendation was approved, making the Escrow Account eligible to receive funds, under the Department's guidelines, from settlements entered into with the Department.

As a result, The Wetlands Restoration Escrow Account has received its first contribution in the amount of $550,000.