Sunday, August 15, 2010

Feds CONFISCATE independent LSU scientists’ samples because project not approved by BP, others

Feds confiscating BP Gulf Oil Spill research data from independent scientists

Independent scientists are reporting that the federal government is confiscating data obtained from BP Gulf Oil spill research because the projects are not approved by BP or the government.

Feds CONFISCATE independent LSU scientists’ samples because project not approved by BP, others

Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State University Department of Entomology Associate Professor, writes in The Scientist, “My PhD student’s ant samples were taken away by a US Fish and Wildlife officer at a publicly accessible state Wildlife Management Area because our project hadn’t been approved by Incident Command.”

What is the Incident Command? Hooper-Bui continues, “[It's] also called the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command — which is a joint program of BP and federal agencies, such as the Coast Guard…”

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