Panel: Gov’t blocked scientists on spill estimate

Dina Cappiello Associated Press via 10/7/2010

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration blocked efforts by government scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could become and committed other missteps that raised questions about its competence and candor during the crisis, according to a commission appointed by the president to […]

Tapper: Admiral Allen on Maine Boom, Tony Hayward, and How the Official Response Would Not Have Been Different If They’d Known the True Flow Rate

[CAJ note: It is simply mind-boggling to us that the entire blogsphere knew about the Maine booms before the Coast Guard Admiral charged with overseeing this disaster. Through news programs and articles we’re learning that state and federal officials in the Gulf region are growing increasingly frustrated and angry that no one in the Administration […]

Coast Guard’s Thad Allen could tell Obama BP should pay for 5 more sand berms to fight Gulf oil spill

Paul Rioux The Times-Picayune 6/1/2010

Gov. Bobby Jindal, backed by officials from St. Bernard, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes, talks about the sand barrier plan Tuesday at the Port of New Orleans. John McCusker / The Times-Picayune

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen plans to make a recommendation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday about […]