Congressman Accuses White House Of Putting Spin Above Science

A Democratic congressman on Tuesday released heavily-redacted documents suggesting that White House officials overruled scientific concerns as they rushed to release a controversial report last summer on what happened to the oil that had spi…

A Democratic congressman on Tuesday released heavily-redacted documents suggesting that White House officials overruled scientific concerns as they rushed to release a controversial report last summer on what happened to the oil that had spilled from a BP rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

The report’s basic findings were largely vindicated in November, when an extensively peer-reviewed version reached more or less the same conclusions.

Nevertheless, some concerns persist about the way the initial report was formulated and characterized by the White House.

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