Florida Democrat seeks halt to offshore exploration

MIAMI, April 29 (BestGrowthStock) – Florida Democratic Senator Bill
Nelson, citing the risk of a potential “environmental and
economic disaster” from the Gulf oil spill, said on Thursday he
was filing legislation to temporarily prohibit the Obama
administration from expanding U.S. offshore drilling.

“Until we learn what happened, I’m asking that you also
call for an immediate halt to test wells and all other
exploratory operations in coastal waters,” Nelson said in a
letter to Obama released by his office.

“I am filing legislation that would for the time being
prohibit the Interior Department from acting on your
administration’s plans to expand offshore drilling, including
seismic testing and other exploratory operations,” he said.

Stock Market News
(Reporting by Tom Brown and Pascal Fletcher; Editing by Doina
Chiacu)

Florida Democrat seeks halt to offshore exploration