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    Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    BP officials tried to take control of a $500m fund pledged by the oil company for independent research into the consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, it has emerged.

    Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show BP officials openly discussing how to influence the work of scientists supported by the fund, which was created by the oil company in May last year.

    Russell Putt, a BP environmental expert, wrote in an email to colleagues on 24 June 2010: "Can we 'direct' GRI [Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative] funding to a specific study (as we now see the governor's offices trying to do)? What influence do we have over the vessels/equipment driving the studies vs the questions?".

    The email was obtained by Greenpeace and shared with the Guardian.

    The documents are expected to reinforce fears voiced by scientists that BP has too much leverage over studies into the impact of last year's oil disaster.
    Shockers.

    Article also notes that the Obama white house attempted to downplay the effects of the oil spill in the gulf and was sharply rebuked by the director of NOAA. NOAA, whose budget was on the chopping block this month, remember them? I wonder why NOAA has been singled out for the budget axe?

    On the gulf coast, we know them well, their work is tremendously important, to all of us, during hurricane season. But, of course, they've also been responsible for reporting inconvenient truths about the gulf oil spill and its residual effects...
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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

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    Shockers.

    Article also notes that the Obama white house attempted to downplay the effects of the oil spill in the gulf and was sharply rebuked by the director of NOAA. NOAA, whose budget was on the chopping block this month, remember them? I wonder why NOAA has been singled out for the budget axe?

    On the gulf coast, we know them well, their work is tremendously important, to all of us, during hurricane season. But, of course, they've also been responsible for reporting inconvenient truths about the gulf oil spill and its residual effects...
    I believe there were reports indicating BP's attempts to sway research into the gulf spill only a few months after it happened. This would just seem to provide proof of these allegations. Honestly, I am not even remotely surprised.
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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Taking a page right out of the old IPCC playbook I see. Can't say it's a surprise though.

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Why would anyone be surprised that a Big Corporation would lie cheat coverup any wrongdoing that they may be responsible for and may cost them cash. Thats standard operating procedure and when they get caught doing it they get a pat on the arse and everyone giggles.

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Not shocking. I read a comment in another thread where someone pretty much wrote that things are back to normal in the Gulf. Not sure it was wishful thinking on his part, or he's a victim of propaganda. In any event, I think even those that are jaded (like me) would be shocked to know the truth behind other damages done to our environment by big business. Seems to be the norm these days.
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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Not shocking. I read a comment in another thread where someone pretty much wrote that things are back to normal in the Gulf. Not sure it was wishful thinking on his part, or he's a victim of propaganda. In any event, I think even those that are jaded (like me) would be shocked to know the truth behind other damages done to our environment by big business. Seems to be the norm these days.
    I bought five dozen crabs in Venice, Louisiana last week, that came out of the GOM and I didn't taste any oil.

    While there is obviously some damage in the GOM, it's no-where near the apocolyptic picture that some would have us believe.

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I bought five dozen crabs in Venice, Louisiana last week, that came out of the GOM and I didn't taste any oil.

    While there is obviously some damage in the GOM, it's no-where near the apocolyptic picture that some would have us believe.
    Funny thing, E. coli can kill you, but yet, you can't taste it in your food. So I don't understand your logic. And I'm not saying that eating some crab caught in waters that sustained incredible amounts of oil pollution will kill you, but I'd think twice of making that a continued practice.
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    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    interior's inspector general found that the white house rewrote for political purposes an independent report it presented as "peer reviewed" by a panel of engineers

    Interior inspector general: White House skewed drilling-ban report - Dan Berman - POLITICO.com

    obama's own spill panel reported the administration misled the public, creating the impression it was "not fully competent or not fully candid"

    Public misled on spill, panel says- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut

    the washington post uncovered that the white house exempted bp's deepwater horizon from requisite environmental impact studies

    U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study

    obama is the top recipient of bp cash

    Obama biggest recipient of BP cash - Erika Lovley - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    You know, I haven't seen the sun this morning because of the clouds. Is that the corporations' fault or Obama's?

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    OP : Can you really say you're surprised that this would be attempted?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Why would anyone be surprised that a Big Corporation would lie cheat coverup any wrongdoing that they may be responsible for and may cost them cash. Thats standard operating procedure and when they get caught doing it they get a pat on the arse and everyone giggles.
    That's a conspiracy theory, everybody knows that humans have evolved beyond the capacity to conspire back in '86.

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