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Lawsuit: “Our concern is that the administration took, and is still taking, steps to falsely minimize public perception about the extent and severity of the BP spill

Saturday, September 18, 2010 5:43
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Lawsuit asks if science was manipulated in oil spill estimates

Published: September 17th, 2010 02:58 PM
Last Modified: September 17th, 2010 08:28 PM

WASHINGTON — An environmental whistleblower group charges in a lawsuit that the Obama administration is withholding documents that would reveal why it issued an estimate on the gravity of the Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout that later was proved to be far too low.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sued Thursday in federal court, claiming that federal officials are withholding hundreds of pages of reports and communications between scientists on the Flow Rate Technical Group, who were tasked with making the estimates, and Marcia McNutt, the head of the U.S. Geological Survey, who chaired the technical group and released a summary of its findings.

The controversy over the oil flow estimates is part of a broader question about whether political appointees at the top of the Obama administration have manipulated and publicized incorrect or incomplete scientific information in an attempt to tamp down anxiety and anger over the

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www.adn.com/2010/09/17/1459467/lawsuit-asks-if-science-was-manipulated.html

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Guide to Finding a Clean Beach… LOL
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