Crude Justice is the detailed story of Smith's clients and breakthrough legal victories on their behalf. It is a cautionary tale of what has happened in the United States as the system of government has frequently failed to protect the interests of its citizens.
Two years after the BP oil disaster, I ask for people to help make it right -- in the Gulf and across the country. We have the power to stop BP and the federal government from doing more harm. It is time to exercise our power in our communities.
The federal laws designed to protect public health, worker safety, and the environment from oil and chemical poisoning are so riddled with exemptions that they cannot deliver their promise of protection.