Sen Bill Nelson wants pause in exploration until cause of oil spill determined listen04/29/10 Seán Kinane
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The massive oil spill in the Gulf is now increasing at five times the rate as previously thought, 5,000 barrels a day.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is filing legislation to "suspend certain activities in the outer Continental Shelf " until an investigation into the cause of the spill. The Democrat from Florida also wrote a letter to President Barack Obama asking that oil exploration be stopped during the Deepwater Horizon accident investigation. Obama says the cause is still being investigated.
President Barack Obama said the fossil fuel company responsible for the rig that was destroyed, BP, is responsible for paying for the cost of the cleanup.