Sunday, November 7, 2010

BP caused more damage to ocean floor than previously revealed

For the first time, federal scientists have found damage to deep sea coral and other marine life on the ocean floor several miles from the blown-out BP well — a strong indication that damage from the spill could be significantly greater than officials had previously acknowledged.

Tests are needed to verify that the coral died from oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, but the chief scientist who led the government-funded expedition said Friday he was convinced it was related.

. . . For the government, the findings were a departure from earlier statements. Until now, federal teams have painted relatively rosy pictures about the spill's effect on the sea and its ecosystem, saying they had not found any damage on the ocean floor.

Obviously, the "rosy pictures about the spill's effect on the sea and its ecosystem" is a direct result of Obama's receipt of more campaign contributions from BP than any other politician in history.

Rather than focus on the non issue of "Islamophobia", the U.S. media should explore that connection.

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