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You remember Erin Brockovich the Oscar winning movie about us spunky single mom who finds.
Purpose in life by joining a law firm to bring justice to a town that was poisoned by an evil power company.
California's Pacific Gas and Electric Company allowed the chemical chromium six to leak into the drinking water and watched this chromium six due to people.
God anything really from.
Chronic headaches and nose bleeds -- the respiratory disease liver failure heart failure reproductive failure.
-- organ deterioration plus of course any type of cancer.
So that's stuff it kills people.
Highly toxic highly carcinogenic.
The movies based on the real life of this woman Erin Brockovich who helped the law firm extract 333 million dollars from PG NE.
Some people call Erin Brockovich a hero.
But I took a closer look and I have to say on -- move skeptical.
Skeptical that the power company's chemicals actually cost almost health problems and that the law firm did heroic work by so it.
Brockovich and her boss responded to my criticism by holding a press conference where they called me an idiot.
And a corporate -- So -- one more example of why American and the open debate here Fox Business Network is wonderful.
Here is Erin Brockovich to call me those things -- in person insult.
I'll take my shots go ahead.
It's a pleasure being here -- Well I'm glad because I've said some bad things about you when you said terrible things about me so.
I got it wrong look ice I went on TV and said we don't know that these.
People got sick from these chemicals and when there's a long list of symptoms like then you say this chemical caused that that's junk science that's not real sign.
You -- and a lot of good points and I mean.
I'm ten years after the film now so things I can see things differently and at the time in the and all of the insults with.
You know I've waited eleven years to -- you give me a break trip highlighting.
What your -- your boss I.
I -- ministry said give me a breaks also should be saying give me a brain.
Yeah I remember that very very well.
And what happens is you know were very involved with the -- is there are communities.
Out there all over the United States -- over prolonged periods of time.
Have been exposed to varying levels of chemicals.
And he -- California it was chromium six.
And you know it takes a long time these chemicals have latency periods of 101520.
To see the effects but when were out there.
And these communities are showing these effects in are going to doctors.
And are looking for help and we sit over here and say -- that couldn't be because we're gonna rely on what some laboratory rat study.
I think that that's a mistake because week could be learning.
From the people who are out there.
Being exposed every single day to chemicals what the cause and effect could be so I -- I felt that your comments were dismissive.
Learning is one thing it is great but there's also winning.
A hundred million dollars which is what the lawyers took roughly you've got two million dollars.
Have to pay more for electricity -- pay off Foley's lawyers it looks like a scam to me.
This definitely not a scam I have to tell you in this instance with Pacific gas and electric and being a part of from the process from the beginning to the end.
It was a -- fall.
Egregious intentional conduct on their part and they knew.
But that chemical was a poison.
They knew it was getting in people's well water and instead of doing the right thing.
And getting people out of harm's way and cleaning it up they conceal that and that gets to be the biggest problem all the system's not working.
And I still think that companies can step up to the plate.
And be accountable and responsible for what has happened in an environmental disaster.
And clean -- up and get people out of harm's way as opposed to just leaving them there for ten or fifteen years -- the legal system does supposedly its job.
And agencies who -- understaffed.
Over -- not to -- wrote the lawyers either.
I believe in the judicial system -- what I'm with very very concerned about is that environmental pollution exist all over the United States.
And were stuck in a legal system is taking 510 in fifteen years to resolve -- if we continue to leave people.
Expose like that.
That can't be the solution I deal with these folks they -- do you really think that.
Getting a million dollars and having cancer or your child his diet is a solution that's not what I want.
And it's clearly wrong when companies lie and consists -- companies like when the lawyers take a hundred million they are really punishing liars they're usually long gone and the people being punished for the people who use electricity in California.
I didn't you have to talk to attorneys about their fees are and I know that's an issue free.
Now one reason aaron's on this program is that she has now written this book.
Called -- rock bottom it's a thriller that sounds familiar it's about a -- single mom who finds purpose of working for lawyers who sue to stop an evil mining company from destroying mountain -- It's kind of like your story but now it's the evildoers are mining companies.
Well I -- 25 to 35000 inquiries a month.
-- people from communities that are dealing with different issues.
I'm out there a lot on their behalf and many times they're inundated with information they think they can't do anything -- -- they say nothing.
And they feel hopeless.
And I saw what the film did and our hopes through the book was to create awareness on real issues that are happening.
Through a character AJ that people would be inspired by and instead of being.
Inundated with information could sit down and read a book for some entertainment.
Be inspired and be aware and close that book and think that I too can be a voice or I could make a difference and become more proactive.
And let's -- and go back to the movie that made you famous and then we'll give the audience a chance to -- -- to talk to you.
The California cancer registry has studied cancer rates in Hinckley the town when this happened and they found.
None of the cancers represented a statistical.
Access the cancer rates were actually lower than you would normally expect -- So -- That deserves an Oscar.
I don't think -- like Julia Roberts maybe it was a great and I just watched the movie I was on your side I teared up at the end but in real life.
I think it is a scam the lawyers got rich the company got smeared.
This is it's like you're a parasite feeding off the productive people of America.
So really rude way to put I.
Scott -- I cannot find a good start and all this is is that -- And listen.
And appreciate your feelings but from my perspective and from the people's perspective that's not what's going on.
A company lied and deceived them and they were poisoned by that and they fought back.
Okay -- we will agree to disagree on that.
And -- please stick around today 'cause we'll see what the audience has to say maybe they'll agree with you would say I am I -- it.
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