Murky Relationships Mark Scientific Efforts to Assess Gulf Spill’s Impacts

Greenwire: Lawmakers have criticized BP PLC for attempting to "muzzle" scientists researching the Gulf of Mexico oil spill with confidentiality agreements and blocking the "open exchange of scientific data and analysis." But the government is employing similar tactics itself. The government is hiring expert witnesses under confidentiality agreements as it builds a legal case documenting the oil spill's environmental impact and determining how much BP and its partners should pay to restore the ......

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