The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy prioritizes Gulf Coast communities of color in our work. The Gulf Coast includes communities located 100 miles in from the Gulf of Mexico shoreline in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and includes communities connected by the shared waters of the Greater Caribbean. Communities of color for GCCLP include Black & African American (DAUES and Black Immigrant), Indigenous Nations, Asian/Asian-America and Latino communities. GCCLP defines frontlines of climate change as all people living, working or worshiping in coastal or fence-line spaces. Frontlines also include communities targeted by extractive industries including energy, petrochemical and prison industries.