October 7th, 2010, 08:37 AM #1
Administration's response to gulf spill ill-managed, report saysA commission set up by President Obama to scrutinize the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has released preliminary reports that say the administration created the impression that it was "either not fully competent" or "not fully candid with the American people about the scope of the problem."
The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released four "working papers" Wednesday that said the administration's response was marked by confusion about the spill rate, slowing the federal effort immediately after the oil exploration well blew out April 20.
The commission staff's preliminary papers also said that Obama's Office of Management and Budget later delayed a report by government scientists that would have included a "worst-case" estimate of the rate of the spill, weeks before the government revised its own official estimates upward.
The reports delivered a harsh assessment of the administration's later contention that most of the spill was "gone." They point to comments by Carol M. Browner, Obama's climate and energy czar, who in a television interview mischaracterized a report as saying that three-quarters of the spill had disappeared.
The commission's analysis raises questions about two key promises of the Obama administration - that its response to the spill would reflect its commitments to rigorous science and to government transparency.
October 7th, 2010, 09:31 AM #2
- BP workers: We were sprayed with dispersant at night by plane with no lights… now skin lesions, fluid in lungs — “We just want medical help” (VIDEO) | Florida Oil Spill Law
- BP STOPPED scientists working for COAST GUARD from taking SAMPLES â€” Delayed 3 weeksâ€¦ Mission was to measure amount of oil (VIDEO) | Florida Oil Spill Law
- White House official: “Nobody set out to pull the wool over the countryâ€™s eyes” | Florida Oil Spill Law
- White House “GAGGED NOAA” from revealing actual flow rate of up to 100,000+ barrels per day | Florida Oil Spill Law
- “Talks with BP have become more difficult” because of LACK OF MEDIA COVERAGE say state officials – BP now in “a deny, a delay or a defend mode” | Florida Oil Spill Law
- Top oceanographer: Feds â€śmisleadingâ€ť public, only 10 PERCENT of oil has been removed from ocean | Florida Oil Spill Law
October 7th, 2010, 09:37 AM #3
Calling this ill-managed is like calling the Iraq WMD still there and hiding.
BP now in charge of re-educating students in public schools “to dispel myths about dispersants” — With SPECIAL help from Feds | Florida Oil Spill Law
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October 7th, 2010, 10:09 AM #4
Ingesting “WATER samplesâ€ť from Gulf “caused a toxic effectâ€ť on marine life ““SOMETHING IS IN THEREâ€ť says USF researcher | Florida Oil Spill Law
Mississippi fishermen report hauls of oil-covered shrimp during “seafood safety” meeting “Official says talking about it “is hindering the recovery processâ€ť | Florida Oil Spill Law
Researcher surprised by how “thick and denseâ€ť oil is on sefloor “NOAA”s Ed Overton “doubted much oil was resting on the bottomâ€ť | Florida Oil Spill Law
NOAA, Coast Guard admit “underwater oil found off Florida coastâ€ť (VIDEO) | Florida Oil Spill Law
Scientist: NOAA used data from just 12 SAMPLES of shrimp to say it was safe to reopen 5,130 sq. miles of the Gulf for shrimping and fishing | Florida Oil Spill Law
Biogeochemist: “Marine Snowâ€ť may be caused by dispersants “Others agree | Florida Oil Spill Law
Feds funding study of oil spill’s effect on FLESH-EATING bacteria — Blamed for multiple recent Gulf-area deaths after water/seafood contact (VIDEOS) | Florida Oil Spill Law
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