"Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took steps to increase the transparency of the response to BP's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company's actions have been criticized for failing to disclose or monitor important information about the spill, including the quantity of oil erupting into the Gulf, the potential health impacts of the oil and the chemicals used to disperse it, and water and air quality information."
Brian Turnbaugh reports in The Fine Print blog for OMB Watch May 20, 2010.
"Conflict of Interest Worries Raised in Spill Tests" (New York Times)
"Live Video From BP Spill Is Placed Online" (MSNBC)
"Markey Demands BP Broadcast Live Video Feed From The Source" (Froomkin/HuffPo)
"BP Secrecy Keeps Oil-Spill Facts From Public View" (McClatchy)
"BP's Own Numbers Prove Spill Greater Than Estimate" (NPR)
"Oil Gushes From BP Well as Scientists Study Leak Size" (Bloomberg)
"BP Admits Oil-Spill Estimates in Gulf Low" (Los Angeles Times)
"Scientists Claim BP Hid Oil Info to Obscure Scope of Gulf Spill" (ABC News)
"While BP’s Oil Gushes, Company Keeps Information to a Trickle" (ProPublica)
"BP Withheld Key Documents from Committee" (House Committee on Energy and Commerce)
"Low Estimate of Oil Spill's Size Could Save BP Millions in Court" (McClatchy)