Congressman calling for Congressional Investigation into matter (irony?)
Scientists investigating oil spill unsettled by calls from federal commission, WWL, September 16, 2010:
"We were contacted by the national commission on the BP oil spill," [Marco Kaltofen, a scientist and head of Boston Chemical Data in Massachusetts] said.
President Barack Obama created the commission to look into the oil spill, hold hearings and eventually make recommendations based on their findings. Yet, the two scientists said the phones calls were unsettling.
"I explained the work, but there seemed to be a grave concern as to why we were finding contamination," [Dr. William Sawyer, a Florida-based toxicologist] said. "It was sort of a loaded question -- and then the questions were geared towards sampling permits." ...
"The second thing we were asked is, 'Do we believe that our data shows that the federal data is wrong?'" Kaltofen said. "The last thing, of course, is the National Commission impugned my reputation and said that they were trying to determine if we were sampling illegally." ...
"If we don't get the data out to people, how will they decide if it's safe?" Kaltofen said.