I am going to speculate and consider that
the Obama administration is trying to gain
political mileage from spreading feel good
news about the Oil Spill before the data on
the "spill" has been analyzed and shared
through peer-review. There seems to me, to
be, an effort to suppress what may lie hidden
beneath the waters of the Gulf~~
Return of the BP Cover-Up
Earlier this month, the federal government claimed that three-quarters of the oil in the Gulf had magically disappeared. But as I reported Wednesday, the federal government has so far refused to provide congressional investigators and the media with the numbers to support that claim. Now, it looks like the official report, with all the data and substantiating material, won't be released for months.
When the federal government released its report claiming that the vast majority of the oil in the Gulf has disappeared on August 4, I noted that the official report "doesn't include much in the way of specifics on the supporting data used to reach these conclusions." I've repeatedly asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which took the lead on the report, for more of the supporting data. Those requests have not been fulfilled.
NOAA Tried to Silence Reports of Undersea Oil Plumes
Speaking of the BP cover-up, there are two very important pieces of news today about the extent to which the real impacts of the disaster have been hidden. In the St. Petersburg Times, Craig Pittman has this scathing report on how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration attempted to silence scientists who discovered the vast undersea plumes of dispersed oil in the Gulf:
I realize this news is weeks old but it
has not been posted in the forum before.
I think that is it important to keep these
issues alive and also to support those who
are acting on behalf of the American public
to collect the data and share the truth.