|Mr. Edgar Mouton speaking to Sarah Lawrence College Health Advocacy Students|
Like most of the people I have had the privilege to work with in Mossville, Mr. Mouton had a mordant sense of humor and infinite patience. One of my last memories is of him, Dorothy Felix (MEAN's other co-founder), Wilma Subra and Sanjay Gupta of CNN being stood up by the head of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. It was spring, it was hot, they wouldn't let these two elderly people into the state office building in Baton Rouge. (I suppose the CNN cameraman was a problem for them). They were standing around cracking jokes. They knew that in some fundamental way, LADEQ had already lost the war.
Goodbye Mr. Mouton. I'm happy to know you have joined the ancestors in a high, and much less toxic, place.