Jesse Jackson: Government Partially To Blame For Oil Spill

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Gulf Oil Spill

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the Gulf Coast oil spill is a result of the federal government’s weak enforcement of the nation’s environmental laws.

Jackson also said Wednesday that those laws are too weak and that the fines BP has faced for environmental violations are minimal compared with the British-based oil company’s profits.

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Jackson made the comments before leading a protest outside BP’s sprawling oil refinery in Whiting in northwest Indiana.

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