Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won,  and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America (Hardback)
  • Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won,  and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America (Hardback)
zoom

Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America (Hardback)

(author)
£17.99
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 29/01/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
One day in the small Mississippi town of Laurel, a 26-year-old expectant mom named Karen Street sat down at the edge of her bathtub-and felt her hip split in two. The episode was so bizarre it wasn't until later, after she saw the doctor, that she realized her bone disease was almost certainly linked to her father-in-law's business. Winston Street ran a machine shop that drilled the gunk out of pipes used by Chevron, Shell and other giants of the oil industry-creating a white powder that covered Karen Street's husband's overalls every night, which then landed in their vegetable garden...and was highly radioactive. Winston Street didn't know the dust was poisonous, nor did his workers or his family. But someone did know. Indeed, there was evidence that America's Big Oil companies were aware for decades that they were pulling up radium from under the earth, poisoning yards like Street's while dumping radioactive water in unlined pits across the South. Now, to prove that and win justice for his blue-collar clients, an untested young lawyer named Stuart H. Smith and his eccentric team would have to get the better of America's best-known radiation attorney and the global clout of Chevron inside a Mississippi courtroom. In a gripping tale that reads as if torn from the pages of a John Grisham novel, Crude Justice tells how the Little Guy can take on the behemoth of Big Oil and win...with the help of a good attorney. Recounting more than two decades as a top environmental lawyer in the toxic oil patch of the American South, Smith tells the story of how he upped the ante again and again-getting the best of Chevron, then taking on the world's most powerful corporation, ExxonMobil, with $1 billion on the line, and finally ferreting out the elusive truth behind BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Smith finally builds upon the courtroom drama of his past and the environmental threats of the present-from fracking to the Keystone XL pipeline-to issue a resounding call for America to break its crippling addiction to fossil fuels.

Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 9781939529237
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 511 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Cordially Invited
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
My World
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Churchill
Added to basket
£35.00   £29.99
Hardback
Straight Outta Crawley
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Thomas Cromwell
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback
How to Be a Footballer
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Reasons to Stay Alive
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
My Life in Football
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
A Better Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.