Monday, June 21, 2010

Obama's oil spill panel is short on expertize and long on political hacks

President Obama has appointed a panel to investigate the BP Gulf oil spill. Instead of experts, he has loaded the panel with political hacks who already oppose offshore drilling. Only one member has any science or engineering background. Can anyone say "predetermined outcome"?

AP reported:
The panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is short on technical expertise...

Only one of the seven commissioners, the dean of Harvard’s engineering and applied sciences school, has a prominent engineering background — but it’s in optics and physics....

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