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Science and Politics — sand berms off LA coast

Once again in LA we see an example of the conflict between objective science and state level politics. Louisiana Builds Barriers Even as Oil Disperses, NYTimes, Oct. 22. In late May, at the height of the spill, Adm. Thad W. … Continue reading

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Post-Mortem for the Gulf Oil (Macondo) Well

With Gulf well almost dead, what lies ahead? Cnn, Sept. 19. The imminent death of BP’s Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico is a milestone that likely will draw only momentary celebration. As scientists debate how much oil remains … Continue reading

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Mixed Views from Scientists re Environmental Effects of BP Oil Spill

Some good news is always welcome. Gulf Spill May Defy Darkest Predictions, NY Times, Sept. 13. Nevertheless, not everyone is optimistic.  Some additional scientific work indicates significant amounts of oil have settled to the floor of the seabed. Scientists Find … Continue reading

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BP’s Oil Spill Disaster Study is Criticized

It is not surprising that BP’s credibility regarding its own analysis of the causes of the disastrous oil spill has been criticized.  Soon the independent panel, created by President Obama, should be issuing their report, which hopefully will be more … Continue reading

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