Sen. Bill Nelson joins Menendez to make BP pay

Bill Nelson: BP Needs to Do More than Just Clean Up

On Tuesday’s Washington Unplugged, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) spoke with CBS News Capitol Hill Correspondent Nancy Cordes, reacting to BP’s unprecedented plan to contain the massive oil spill with a metal container that will be lowered onto the leaking pipe to try to suck in the flowing oil.

Nelson said, “If it works, presumably all that oil coming from the well head would go up into that container, then up a pipe to a tanker. Let’s hope it works.”

While oil companies are on the hook for clean-up costs they are not obligated to pay costs exceeding $75 million to business and communities affected by these disasters.

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