January 26, 2015

Massey Energy CEO faces criminal indictment for impeding federal regulators

Few thought that the politically powerful chief executive of West Virginia’s Massey Energy would face criminal charges stemming from a 2010 explosion that killed 29 workers at the Upper Big Branch coal mine. But a November grand jury indictment took cynics by surprise. The indictment’s accusations are many. Don Blankenship,…

March 10, 2014

The New York Times Magazine: The most ambitious environmental lawsuit ever

“He compiled a list of private lawyers who have had success bringing major environmental lawsuits. It was a very short list. The first name on it was Gladstone N. Jones III, an attorney based in New Orleans who in 2006 won the largest judgment against the oil industry in the…