White House "GAGGED NOAA" from revealing actual flow rate of up to 100,000+ barrels per day


Panel: Gov't blocked worst-case oil spill figures, AP, October 6, 2010:

The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been...

In documents released Wednesday, the national oil spill commission's staff reveals that in late April or early May the White House budget office denied a request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make public the worst-case discharge from the blown-out well. ...

BP's drilling permit for the Macondo well originally estimated the worst scenario to be a leak of 6.8 million gallons per day. In late April, the Coast Guard and NOAA received an updated estimate of 2.7 million to 4.6 million gallons per day. ...

University of South Florida oceanographer David Hollander, who was also at the St. Petersburg meeting of 150 scientists studying the oil flow on Wednesday, said he was surprised to find that the White House budget office gagged NOAA.

4 comments to White House "GAGGED NOAA" from revealing actual flow rate of up to 100,000+ barrels per day

  • "The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been..."

    Could have been! The White House budget office "gagged" NOAA? Carol Browner said the oil's gone?

    Ain't that something?

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    Please consider that no new evaluations of leaking methane and other lethal problems are being considered or presented hereabouts. The mess from what has leaked so far will increase in its rate of shore incidence. Anybody know if present seepage of gasses and oilmatch or surpass previous rates? Are non BP ROV's being allowed access to the DH site?

  • AZ Patriot

    Here is my question...are these so called NOAA employess americans? i would guess some are Veterans....? and why don't the have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the criminals in charge? are the being threatened?are they being paid off? just how big does this trail of lies have to get before someone actually has the freeakin balls to speak out?someone who really knows,someone with a conscience...or is everyone working for BP and the US governemnt morally corrupt?

  • Gary

    Does it matter
    Thad Alvin the chipmunk is traitor, BP should be attacked immediately, all execs oilboarded(THIS IS LEGAL)
    BP shoul dbe US Petroleum, is the Gulf of Mexico in BP, OH sorry the queen Britain
    Thought this war ended back in 1814
    Ohhhhhh! Gulf War II and this time NO military and our own government sold us out
    Sorry southern folk but you are being whats called genocided wait! thats harsh.
    Howabout bio terrorized thats not such a scary word.
    Please, Please when you are dying or your childs dying please bless the queen.
    You are just collateral damage

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