My husband was the environmental adviser for ARCO marine in the mid eighties. He spent the year before the Valdez spill trying to convince BP and EXXON execs that the odds indicated that they were over due for a major spill and that they were totally unprepared to deal with it. He even ran a spill drill with almost the exact scenario that actually occurred six months later.
BP lawyers threatened to destroy him in court if he dared to testify against them.
I was able to force a division VP to let me fix the relationship with BAAQMD because the chief environmental regulatory officer backed me up. Else I would probably have been fired and would have had to go find a lawyer.
It all worked out. They got the product in ten months from concept to production, legally, and made a lot of money. Implementing the project required a tricky process with an almost impossible construction job. I didn't get a dime for it, because I'd been "difficult."
I know how he feels.