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In his lecture Prof. Farber discussed how the Louisiana Coast was under grave threat from erosion, rising seas, and pollution even before the explosion on the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon platform. Whole communities have vanished under the rising water, and the livelihoods and communities of people who depend on fishing for income has been threatened. The oil spill was a critical blow to these struggling communities and to threatened coastal ecosystems. This lecture argued that environmental law needs to take a more holistic view, integrating consideration of multiple environmental threats and linking communities with ecosystems.