It's Not Over- 5 yrs After BP Oil Drilling Disaster
The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is a non-profit, public interest law firm and justice center with a mission to build, serve and advocate for structural shifts that promote equity in law, society and community. GCCLP envisions social, economic and political systems throughout the Gulf Coast that promote equity and justice for all people.
Our work spans the Gulf South states, namely: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas. We believe the basis of genuine, systematic and transformative solutions that tackle the real causes of inequity in the Gulf South must be rooted in restorative justice and human rights. Our programs, services and trainings start at the intersection of Climate Justice, Migrant Rights, Land Sovereignty and Economic Opportunity for communities on the frontlines of climate change.
Through human rights-based legal services, community training, local leadership development and grassroots advocacy, GCCLP works to create structural balances in aliance with marginalized communities of the Gulf South. GCCLP’s programmatic work and community campaigns emerge from the front lines of coastal communities on the frontlines of climate change. GCCLP contributes a southern perspective on issues that have national impact and global influence.
April 29th, 2015
By Michelle Pichon
I live about 250 miles from the closest access to the Gulf of Mexico. You might think that because I don’t live on the Gulf Coast that the BP oil “spill” didn’t have an effect on me. Well, you’d be wrong.
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