New York Times bestselling author Erin Brockovich was a legal clerk when she pursued evidence that amounted to the largest toxic tort injury settlement in U.S. history, forcing utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric to pay out $333 million in damages for contaminating the ground water of Hinkley, CA. Her story became the blockbuster movie Erin Brockovich that earned Julia Roberts an Academy Award. As president of Brockovich Research and Consulting, Brockovich continues her legal work and consults on numerous investigations into toxic spills, water and soil contamination, unexplained cancer clusters, fracking (a process used by oil and gas companies that contaminates ground water supplies), and other health hazards countrywide.
Legal clerk and environmental activist, Erin Brockovich, was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the Oscar winning film bearing her name. She discussed how she won her epic battle against Pacific Gas & Electric, and how she continues to challenge corporations around the country to help average Americans in their fight for toxin-free... More »Host: George Noory