Despite well-intentioned laws & regulations, air pollution in many parts of the country has worsened, cancer rates have climbed, record numbers of plants & animal are being added to the endangered species lists, & ancient forests on public lands have been falling at a rate faster than the Amazon rainforests. American industry is poisoning the planet and, believe it or not, they're being abetted by the same government that is supposed to be protecting us from them. A Pocket Guide to Environmental Bad Guys is a short, lively, accessible, muckraking-style guide to the politics of the environment. It reveals the resource-depleters, polluters, or behind-the-scenes players propelling us down the fast-track of environmental destruction-who they are, what they want, & how they go about getting it. With profiles of the worst bad guys along with graphs, charts, anecdotes, case studies, insightful interviews, & a list of important sources of information, the Pocket Guide is essential for ordinary citizens as well as activists. James Ridgeway, a long-time political reporter for the Village Voice, has written 16 books, including 4 on the environment. Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of the award-winning Wild Forest Review magazine & has written extensively on environmental.Lane, Mark is the author of 'Plausible Denial: Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK?' with ISBN 9781560250487 and ISBN 1560250488.