Annotated Bibliography-RB

Beth Brennan; Andrew King-Ries, “A Fall from Grace: United States v. W. R. Grace and
the Need for Criminal Discovery Reform,” Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 20,
no. 2 (Winter 2010): 313-362


This is a source from a law journal that details the lack of government oversight and corruption involved in the persecution of various companies.

This secondary source will be very useful in my analysis because one of the main actors
analyzed is W. R. Grace, the company that was involved in the toxic waste site that my project is focusing on. This will allow me to analyze the history of W. R. Grace and their
involvement/dealings with government bodies both before and after their involvement with the site in Wayne, NJ. This will allow me to establish a pattern of behavior for the company, which will allow me to show a history of political meddling and stalling in the prosecution and cleanup of environmental factors at my chosen site.

Clayton, Lawrence A. 1985. Grace : W.R. Grace & Company, the Formative Years,
1850-1930 Ottawa, Ill: Jameson Books.

This source is a book detailing the history of the formative time (~60 years) of the W. R. Grace company.

This secondary source will be useful to my analysis because it gives background to the
formation of W. R. Grace, the company that was involved in the toxic waste site that my project is focusing on. Having insights into the way the company has operated since its inception will allow me to further analyze the various political factors they have utilized to undermine efforts of government regulation. It will also allow me to give a better background about who W. R. Grace is as an organization and their track record regarding environmental justice.