Sen. Nelson’s Reaction To Proposed BP Oil Spill Settlement

By  //  July 4, 2015

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Below is a statement from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, (D – FL) regarding his action to the proposed BP oil spill settlement.

Bill Nelson
Bill Nelson

“Considering this was the worst environmental disaster in history and it was caused by gross negligence, the amount of penalties specifically for violations of the Clean Water Act could be – and, I think, should be – much larger.  Five years after the spill, we’re still learning more about its environmental and economic impacts.  And it could be another five years or more before we know the full toll the spill has taken on the Gulf.”