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An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas

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When Diane Wilson, fourth-generation shrimp-boat captain and mother of five, learns that she lives in the most polluted county in the United States, she decides to fight back.

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When Diane Wilson, fourth-generation shrimp-boat captain and mother of five, learns that she lives in the most polluted count in the united states, she decides to fight back. She launches a campaign against a multibillion-dollar corporation that has been covering up spills, silencing workers, flouting the EPA, and dumping lethal ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride into the bays along her beloved Texas Gulf Coast. In an epic tale of bravery, Wilson takes her fight to the courts, to the gates of the chemical plant, and to the halls of power in Austin. Along the way she meets with scorn, bribery, character assassination, and death threats. Finally Wilson realizes that she must break the law to win justice: She resorts to nonviolent disobedience, direct action, and hunger strikes.

About the Author

Diane Wilson is an eco-warrior in action. A fourth-generation shrimper, Wilson began fishing the bays off the Gulf Coast of Texas at the age of eight. By 24, she was a boat captain. In 1989, while running her brother's fish house at the docks and mending nets, she read a newspaper article that listed her home of Calhoun County as the number one toxic polluter in the country. She set up a meeting in the town hall to discuss what the chemical plants were doing to the bays and thus began her life as an environmental activist. Threatened by thugs and despised by her neighbors, Wilson insisted the truth be told and that Formosa Plastics stop dumping toxins into the bay.Since then, she has launched legislative campaigns, demonstrations, and countless hunger strikes to raise awareness for environmental and human rights abuses.Wilson speaks to the core of courage in each of us that seeks to honor our own moral compass, and act on our convictions. She has been honored with a number of awards for her work, including: National Fisherman Magazine Award, Mother Jones's Hell Raiser of the Month, Louis Gibbs' Environmental Lifetime Award, Louisiana Environmental Action (LEAN) Environmental Award, Giraffe Project, Jenifer Altman Award, Blue Planet Award and the Bioneers Award.She is also a co-founder of CODEPINK, the Texas Jail Project, Texas Injured Workers, Injured Workers National Network and continues to lead the fight for social justice

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933392271
Author:
Wilson, Diane
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Foreword by:
Ausubel, Kenny
Foreword:
Ausubel, Kenny
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Wilson, Diane
Subject:
Shrimpers (Persons) - United States
Subject:
Biography-Gardeners and Naturalists
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
391
Dimensions:
8.70x5.86x.91 in. 1.08 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , When Diane Wilson, fourth-generation shrimp-boat captain and mother of five, learns that she lives in the most polluted count in the united states, she decides to fight back. She launches a campaign against a multibillion-dollar corporation that has been covering up spills, silencing workers, flouting the EPA, and dumping lethal ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride into the bays along her beloved Texas Gulf Coast. In an epic tale of bravery, Wilson takes her fight to the courts, to the gates of the chemical plant, and to the halls of power in Austin. Along the way she meets with scorn, bribery, character assassination, and death threats. Finally Wilson realizes that she must break the law to win justice: She resorts to nonviolent disobedience, direct action, and hunger strikes.
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