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The Resource Scorched worth : a true story of destruction, deceit, and government corruption, Joel Engel

Scorched worth : a true story of destruction, deceit, and government corruption, Joel Engel

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Scorched worth : a true story of destruction, deceit, and government corruption
Title
Scorched worth
Title remainder
a true story of destruction, deceit, and government corruption
Statement of responsibility
Joel Engel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On Labor Day 2007, a forest fire broke out in California's eastern Sierra Nevada and eventually burned about 65,000 acres. Investigators from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the United States Forest Service took a mere two days to conclude that the liable party was the successful forest-products company Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), founded as a tiny sawmill nearly sixty years earlier by Red Emmerson. The investigative report on the fire declared that SPI's independent logging contractor had started the conflagration by driving a bulldozer over a rock, creating a spark that flew into a pile of brush. No fire had ever been proven to start that way, but based on the report the U.S. Department of Justice and California's attorney general filed nearly identical suits against Emmerson's company. The amount sought was nearly a billion dollars, enough to bankrupt or severely damage it. Emmerson, of course, fought back. Week by week, month by month, year by year, his lawyers discovered that the investigators had falsified evidence, lied under oath, fabricated science, invented a narrative, and intentionally ignored a mountain of exculpatory evidence. ... Though the government lawyers had not known at the start that the investigation was tainted, they nonetheless refused to drop the suits as the discovery process continued and dozens of revelations made clear that any verdict against Emmerson's company would be unjust. 'Scorched Worth' is a riveting tale that dramatizes how fragile and arbitrary justice can be when those empowered to act in the name of the people are more loyal to the bureaucracies that employ them than to the people they're supposed to serve."--From Amazon, as viewed May 16, 2018
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engel, Joel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Misconduct in office
  • Political corruption
  • Corruption
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Misconduct in office
  • Political corruption
  • United States
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Scorched worth : a true story of destruction, deceit, and government corruption, Joel Engel
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781594039812
Lccn
2017039033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1001807507
Label
Scorched worth : a true story of destruction, deceit, and government corruption, Joel Engel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781594039812
Lccn
2017039033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1001807507

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