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Greg Palast
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...

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BP and the Three Stooges Defense

Although U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier found BP liable for “gross negligence” last week, some U.S. media failed to mention that he let BP off the hook on punitive damages. And that stuns me, given that the record seems to identify enough smoking guns to roast a sizable pig.

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Lap Dancers, the CIA, Payoffs and BP’s Deepwater Horizon

Four years ago this Sunday, the Deepwater Horizon blowout incinerated 11 men and poisoned 600 miles of Gulf coastline. What political fairy dust allows BP to remain virtually immune from the consequences?

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Death Came by Water, Then by Oil

It was Good Friday, 50 years ago on March 27, 1964, when an earthquake-spurred tsunami wiped out the Chugach village in Chenega, Alaska. Twenty-five years later, as villagers celebrated the rebuilding of their home, a wave of oil from the Exxon Valdez began to move their way.

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25 Years After Exxon Valdez, BP Was the Hidden Culprit

Two decades ago I was the investigator for the legal team that sold you the bullshit on the crackup of the Exxon Valdez. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that disaster, and four years after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, the Obama administration has authorized BP to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico—and it’s all set to happen again.

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Greg Palast
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, The Nation, Rolling Stone and Harper’s Magazine.

Palast is the author of the New York Times best-sellers “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.

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