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Crude justice : how I fought big oil and won, and what you should know about the new environmental attack on America, Stuart H. Smith, (ebook)

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Crude justice : how I fought big oil and won, and what you should know about the new environmental attack on America
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Crude justice
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how I fought big oil and won, and what you should know about the new environmental attack on America
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Stuart H. Smith
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eng
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One day in Laurel, Mississippi, a twenty-six-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 that 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. 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. 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 US 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
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Smith, Stuart H
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344.7304/6
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non fiction
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  • Keystone XL Project
  • Liability for environmental damages
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Pollution
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental policy
  • BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010
  • Fossil fuels
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adult
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Crude justice : how I fought big oil and won, and what you should know about the new environmental attack on America, Stuart H. Smith, (ebook)
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9781940363448
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Crude justice : how I fought big oil and won, and what you should know about the new environmental attack on America, Stuart H. Smith, (ebook)
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781940363448
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12192956
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remote
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12192956
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MWT12192956
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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