Government Collusion with BP to Block Information Flow Means We Need an Independent Commission to Handle Spill Response

By: Thursday June 10, 2010 8:45 am

The federal government and many local agencies have been working with BP to limit access to information and scientific analysis of the oil spill in the Gulf. The time has come to place the entire response in the hands of an independent commission with access to BP and government resources to implement its response.

 

NOAA Discussed “Submerged Oil” From Spills in Five Year Research Plan

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 8:10 am

While NOAA is publicly backing down from the press reports of giant plumes of oil below the surface in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon spill, it is interesting to look at the research plans that NOAA previously put into place for dealing with oil spills. The most recent five year research plan from NOAA (pdf) has some interesting tidbits that relate to the ongoing spill and NOAA’s response, especially when it comes to the question of oil below the surface.

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