20 Dec '11, 8pm

Erin Brockovich on her novel, Occupy Wall Street, and saving the world:

Erin Brockovich on her novel, Occupy Wall Street, and saving the world:

Erin Brockovich. In the decade or so since her life was immortalized in the Oscar-winning Julia Roberts flick, Erin Brockovich , the real Brockovich has continued her environmental crusade. (To refresh your memory: Brockovich is the working mom who, as a file clerk in a California law firm, stumbled upon records that eventually forced Pacific Gas and Electric to pay the largest toxic tort injury settlement in U.S. history, for poisoning the groundwater in the small town of Hinkley, Calif .) She's used her newfound status as everywoman environmental hero to help other communities kick corporate polluters out of their backyards, but she also found time to travel the lecture circuit and host ABC and Lifetime TV series. Brockovich has also written a memoir and, this year, serial environmental thrillers starring an activist single mom named AJ Palladino who Brockovich admits is...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/pollution/2011-12-20-erin-brockovich...

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