Spill Commission: Obama Admin Blocked Release of Oil Flow Data

October 20, 2010

"The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been, according to a panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history."

That's the lead of an Oct. 6 story by AP reporter Dina Cappiello.

The White House denies it. Commission Co-chair William Reilly says the panel stands by its reports.