White House altered Gulf drilling report killing jobs

Posted on November 13, 2010


Congressional Republicans say a whole lot of questions “need to be answered” about an inspector general’s report detailing how the White House altered a scientific paper that it used to justify a controversial drilling moratorium after the BP oil spill last spring.

Almost from the moment the report was first made public, most of the scientists involved said it had been deceitfully edited to make it look like they’d endorsed the ban, which Gulf-state elected officials immediately denounced as a job-killer.

Now the Interior Department’s inspector general, Mary Kendall, has determined that those allegations are correct — and that the White House falsely applied a scientific veneer to justify what was clearly a political decision.

via White House altered drilling report–Editorial – NYPOST.com.