I Scooped The New York Times by 100 Days!

Today, I can offer evidence that I scooped The New York Times by almost 100 days when I published my Jan. 21 post, Company That Earned Millions from Gulf Cleanup Tangled in Suit That Could Cost Chevron $113B.

I opened my post by asking a question, “What do the BP Deepwater Horizon “disaster” of 2010, the $113 billion lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have in common?” and providing the answer:  Stratus Consulting Inc. of Boulder, Colo., was involved in the first two and, possibly, the third.  Then I went on to highlight the role the company played in writing a consultant’s report that is at the center of what is now being referred to as a racketeering lawsuit.

Today, the Times published a story on the same subject matter in its Energy & Environment section under a headline that included the “R” word — Defendant in Racketeering Suit Works as U.S. Consultant on Gulf Spill — and was followed by this bombshell paragraph:

An environmental consulting firm named as a defendant in a racketeering suit filed by Chevron Corp. over a landmark pollution lawsuit in Ecuador is continuing to work on another blockbuster case: the Deepwater Horizon oil spill investigation.

And there you have it! Next time you get ready to turn to the “Old Gray Lady” for news, think again!  It’s probably been covered here already!

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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