Economy & Business

June 16, 2010 to June 17, 2010

Virtual Energy Forum

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff will join other leading policymakers and business executives to address the role of energy efficiency in light of pending climate and energy legislation at the 21st Annual Energy Efficiency Forum.  Co-sponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association.

Dispersants Remain a Mystery to Public, Despite Fake "Disclosure"

Dispersant manufacturer Nalco failed to disclose the chemical identity of the ingredients to the news media or public, and ignored a US EPA order to stop using the product in the Gulf.

Top Kill Operation Succeeds in Killing Much of BP's Credibility

US EPA withheld information, and twice during the five-day operation BP cut off the mud pumps for long periods without letting the public know, making statements that left the impression the operation was ongoing.

Media Access to Oil-Impacted Areas Disputed

The WatchDog's special Gulf oil spill issue includes stories on media access problems, withholding of information by US EPA and misleading statements by BP, mystery dispersant ingredients, BP's new ex-Cheney spokesperson, prohibiting cleanup workers talking to media, and detaining rig survivors till they sign two statements.

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