La. attorney makes mark with ‘Crude Justice’ _lowres

'Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America' by Stuart H. Smith

“Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America” by Stuart H. Smith. Ben Bella, 2015. $24.95.

New Orleans lawyer Stuart Smith is a veteran of the fight against Big Oil and pollution. Making his mark in a Mississippi case, he’s battled giants like Chevron, ExxonMobile and BP.

“Crude Justice” chronicles his legal career and his transition from an environmental lawyer to environmental activist. Fast-paced with a earthy and even gritty tone, Smith’s book is an alarming indictment of American dependence on fossil fuels.

— Beth Colvin, bcolvin@theadvocate.com