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8/26/10 The Gulf Coast, BP Oil Spil, and Asian American Communities

August 29 marks the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Families and communities in the Gulf Coast are still recovering and rebuilding today. To make matters worse, on April 20, 2010, we witnessed the
BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explode in the Gulf, spewing millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, marking it one of the largest environmental disasters of our time.

Tonight’s Apex Express discuss the impacts of the BP Oil Spill on the South East Asian American fishing community who make up approximately one third of the Gulf Coast fishing industry. We interview Miya Saika Chen, of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Tuan Nguyen of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation, Peter Ton who was recently a part of the Vietnamese American Volunteer Law Corps delegation to the Gulf Coast, and Lindsay Imai of Urban Habitat who works for transportation justice in the Bay Area.