"BP's Scientific Integrity Is Questioned"

"As BP recruits scientists to assess damage from its massive oil spill  and provide expert testimony in lawsuits, a congressional committee is demanding to see all its spill-related research contracts, warning BP America Chairman Lamar McKay against 'any effort to muzzle scientists.'

An investigation by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and recent media accounts 'have raised questions about the potential suppression of scientific data and analysis concerning restoration of the Gulf of Mexico,' said a letter to McKay by committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D- Beverly Hills) and Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of an energy subcommittee."

Margot Roosevelt reports for the Los Angeles Times July 31, 2010.

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Source: LA Times, 08/02/2010