This will “surely” build up confidence

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Color me skeptical:

The government is expected to announce on Wednesday that three-quarters of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak has already evaporated, dispersed, been captured or otherwise eliminated — and that much of the rest is so diluted that it does not seem to pose much additional risk of harm.

Of course, the report also says (undoubtedly in a smaller font)

the government remained concerned about the ecological damage that has already occurred and the potential for more

But that will almost certainly not be emphasized in the interpretations of this report.

One can’t help but wonder if somebody in the government got a transfer:

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, the White House instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to give the public misleading information, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available.

I expect various Republican Congresspersons to demand a Constitutional Amendment mandating drilling in the National Parks any minute.

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