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Thursday, May 20, 2010


Headlines from

Government Research Vessel In The Gulf -- Studying Plankton.. NY Times: Scientists Accuse Feds Of Failing To Analyze Gulf Damage, Letting BP Cover Up Scope Of Oil Spill

As I have reported, new reports suggest that the Government is allowing/working with BP to cover up news of the oil spill including the potential scope and damages.  I cannot fathom why the government is not demanding full disclosure and demanding extensive study of the spill and its effects.  The potential for disaster is alarming.

I hate to ask, but do we have another government Katrina on our hands?  It just does not strike me that the government is doing enough.  Call your Senator and demand that more be done!
And, also from  It's Official: Spill Has Entered 'Loop Current'.. Oil Smothers Sensitive Wetlands.

And from
It isn’t hard to see that the lack of decent information about how serious the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is is almost certainly due to obfuscation on the part of BP. The puzzling part is how BP can fantasize that it ultimately gains from this conduct, and why the Obama Administration tolerates it.

The frustration with continued BP stonewallling has finally produced serious pushback. The scientific community has ramped up its criticism not simply of BP’s role but of the failure of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other federal bodies to make their own assessment of the severity of the leak and resulting damage. From the New York Times:
Tensions between the Obama administration and the scientific community over the gulf oil spill are escalating, with prominent oceanographers accusing the government of failing to conduct an adequate scientific analysis of the damage and of allowing BP to obscure the spill’s true scope….
The scientists point out that in the month since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, the government has failed to make public a single test result on water from the deep ocean. And the scientists say the administration has been too reluctant to demand an accurate analysis of how many gallons of oil are flowing into the sea from the gushing oil well.

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