Shore and Beach

Double exposure and dynamic vulnerability: Assessing economic well-being, ecological change and the development of the oil and gas industry in coastal Louisiana

Mar 26, 2020

Examines the relationship between economic well-being, oil and gas infrastructure development, and healthy fish and shellfish habitat in Louisiana’s coastal zone from 1950 to 2010. The results suggest that for many communities, the dependence on the oil and gas industry has increased economic well-being but also increased sensitivity to natural and human-induced changes including fluctuating economic conditions, environmental stress, coastal habitat destruction, and increasing social and economic pressures.