That is corruption. They went before a Fed Judge with this document knowing it misrepresented the truth... a lie... in court.Academics, environmentalists and federal investigators have accused the administration since the April spill of downplaying scientific findings, misrepresenting data and most recently misconstruing the opinions of experts it solicited.
Meanwhile, the owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, Transocean Ltd., is renewing its argument that federal investigators are in danger of allowing the blowout preventer, a key piece of evidence, to corrode as it awaits forensic analysis. Testing had not begun as of last week, the company says, some two months after it was raised from the seafloor.
The latest complaint from scientists comes in a report by the Interior Department's inspector general, which concluded that the White House edited a drilling safety report...
White House edits stain its reliance on science - Yahoo! News
Original Source: AP
The White House rewrote crucial sections of an Interior Department report to suggest an independent group of scientists and engineers supported a six-month ban on offshore oil drilling, the Interior inspector general says in a new report.
They should go after Salazar and his Dept. and the lawyers that knowingly doctored the report and let it go before the Judge/Court to deceive him into bringing about a decision they wanted.
I guess this can be filed under never waste a crisis.
I recall Obama's election claim repeatedly he had tremendous judgment.
This man is Machiavellian.
The drilling experts speak out on the Obama deepwater moratorium.
Before the Obama Administration sweeps under the carpet the controversy over the drilling experts it falsely used to justify its moratorium...
...there was no discussion of a moratorium on existing drilling. "Because if anybody had [made that suggestion], we'd have said 'that's craziness.'"
Ken Arnold, an engineer and consultant, said the changes went beyond just the drilling moratorium...
Yet when the final report came out, the timelines he saw had been removed... Mr. Arnold adds that the Administration's decision to allow industry to continue drilling "gas injection wells"—which, he says, are no more risky than production wells—only shows the moratorium makes "no sense."
"This was a political call; this was not a technical call," says Mr. Arnold...
Crude Politics - WSJ.com