Oil Spill Disaster – July 25 – the underbelly of response efforts
Is this disaster response or a political response? See article on July 25 on Politico. White House dispatches Florida team to contain spill’s political backlash
Another development, noted in the Huffington Post, July 24, is the time restriction for release of contract research results. Gulf Oil Spill: BP Tries To Block Release Of Oil Spill Research
Faced with hundreds of lawsuits and a deep need for experts, BP has been offering some Gulf Coast scientists lucrative consulting contracts that bar them from releasing their findings on the company’s massive oil spill for three years.
This is one more item for the list of differences when the lead role for the response is taken by the responsible party and not the federal government.