Feds CONFISCATE independent LSU scientists’ samples because project not approved by BP, others


Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State University Department of Entomology Associate Professor, writes in The Scientist, "My PhD student's ant samples were taken away by a US Fish and Wildlife officer at a publicly accessible state Wildlife Management Area because our project hadn't been approved by Incident Command."

What is the Incident Command? Hooper-Bui continues, "[It's] also called the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command -- which is a joint program of BP and federal agencies, such as the Coast Guard..."

She shares another similar experience, "Where our research trip was halted after driving more than 150 miles to a study site. On the way to our sampling sites in Grand Isle, LA, [we] were turned away by a sheriff's deputy blocking the road who said that he was told to allow no one who wasn't associated with BP or NRDA." The NRDA (National Resource Damage Assessment) process "is overseen by state, tribal and federal science agencies and is partially funded by BP."

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13 comments to Feds CONFISCATE independent LSU scientists’ samples because project not approved by BP, others

  • JFKcia

    it's called fascism. the merger of corporations and "the state" or as Mussolini preferred corporatism.these people have a lot of crimes to hide in the gulf and they will stop at nothing to silence the truth from coming out

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    This appears to be a war against nature and America and all peoples rather than a manifestation of a fascist take over. Even Hitler was an environmentalist, sort of.
    We used to lock up people who carried out anti-social destructive acts which included murder. Hint.Hint. Somebody thinks they are Dr. Evil and they are being humored by the U.S.Government.This is getting way lame.

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    Are these other comments computer generated interference? There is nothing to the posts and the times of listing make no sense.

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    OOps. Please disregard my last post.

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    OOps. Please disregard my last post. now can read the other messages. Twitters or something,

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