If BP officials can't be persuaded to stop plans for a refinery expansion that would increase Lake Michigan pollution, the next step could be a lawsuit by shoreline communities that would be affected, Mayor Richard Daley said Wednesday.
"You are a global company," Daley said. "This is bad publicity for you and this is really going to hurt the environment in the long run, so why don't we just do a better job? Let's stop calling one another names and sit back and say, 'Can we sit down and really work this out?'"
But if talks fail to remedy the situation, Daley said that legal action could follow.
These comments coming from the Mayor are a little disingenuous considering Chicago beaches routinely have e coli warnings.