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ID:

599

Date:

2010-11-25

Headline:

Emails show struggle to estimate size of Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Email among officials at the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency revealed much more government uncertainty about the dimensions and effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill than the Administration was acknowledging publicly.

Notes:

The Associated Press used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain thousands of emails among government officials, which contradicted statements such as that of energy adviser Carol Browner, that most of the oil was simply "gone."

Keywords:

Deepwater Horizon, oil, spill, oil spill, BP, British Petroleum, Gulf of Mexico, Obama Administration, Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, dispersants, Carol Browner

URL:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/nov/25/gulf-of-mexico-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill


Agencies:

DHS
DOC
DOE
EPA
NOAA

States:

AL
FL
LA
MS
TX

Categories:

business
Coast Guard
energy
environment
food safety


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