01/20/2014 12:48 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Erin Brockovich Pitches 'Game Changer' Following West Virginia Chemical Spill

Erin Brockovich, the hollywood honored consumer advocate whose work inspired the 2000 film by the same name, weighed in on the West Virginia chemical spill during a Sunday MSNBC appearance.

The environmentalist and legal clerk, who traveled to Charleston, W.Va. to evaluate the spill, suggested crises like the spill are a product of failed oversight. Brockovich said criminal charges could be a "game changer" for the industry, raising the stakes for compliance.

"Regarding Freedom Industries, it was absolute arrogance, it was lack of oversight, and we have to step that up and we have to look at how it is we're overseeing it," Brockovich said. "We implement a lot of regulations and oversight. The problem is there's no follow through. We just don't consistently follow through and then a disaster like this happens."

Watch the full segment above.



West Virginia Chemical Spill