|Published:||Aug 03, 2010 12:13 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 02, 2010 7:26 PM EDT|
TAMPA, Fla. - Senator Bill Nelson expressed his displeasure about the gulf oil spill on Monday.
First, he criticized the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard over ruled the emergency action plan on oil spills and allowed BP to use dispersants in the Gulf.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was also included because Nelson believed their actions were slow in regards to the investigation of the spill.
The state legislature played a large part in Nelson's displeasure because of their failure to put a ban on the offshore drilling on the November ballot.
"You hear a lot of talk about tar balls," said Nelson, "...those legislators that prohibited the people of Florida to be able to vote on whether or not they wanted rigs off the coast...those legislators ought to have the political tar beat out of them."
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