The Gulf: Environmental and cultural extinctions

06/19/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Monique Harden, New Orleans attorney and co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, talks not only about the environmental crisis caused by the gulf oil explosion but as well the potential cultural extinctions.

Monique talks about the cultural extinction of people who have made their lives in the Gulf for generations. Many of these peoples are descendants of the 1811 Rebellion to End Slavery and are only beginning to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Monique feels if attention isn't given to the true losses these people are suffering,their way of life and perhaps their very lives may not survive.

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