Greg Palast & the Exxon Valdez Oil disaster 25 years later.
Join Greg Palast and me this week as we discuss the 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Greg Palast directed the investigation of fraud charges against Exxon and BP in the grounding of the Exxon Valdez—which spilled 11+ million gallons of oil. As a lead investigator of the disaster, Greg Palast uncovered the untold story that it was BP practices that were responsible yet, last week, the Obama Administration granted BP new tracts to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. “Nothing could be more dangerous than to give a company that makes its profits from cutting corners on safety, and breaking the law, to pad its bottom line”, says Greg Palast. Greg Palast has been called the "most important investigative reporter of our time – up there with Woodward and Bernstein" (The Guardian). Palast has broken front-page stories for BBC Television Newsnight, The Guardian, Nation Magazine, Rolling Stone and Harper's Magazine. Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and the highly acclaimed Vultures' Picnic, named Book of the Year 2012 on BBC Newsnight Review. His books have been translated into two-dozen languages. Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Caracas to California, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud. For more information on Greg Palast go to www.gregpalast.com. Join the conversation by calling in at 503-281-7973