Wednesday, November 10, 2010

White House "Edited" Experts Report to Suggest Independent Group Supported Six-Month Drilling Ban

This should be shocking, but it isn't. The White house rewrote an independent panel of experts report to make it seem like they supported the White House's six-month drilling ban.

The Politico reported:
The White House rewrote crucial sections of an Interior Department report to suggest an independent group of scientists and engineers supported a six-month ban on offshore oil drilling, the Interior inspector general says in a new report.

In the wee hours of the morning of May 27, a staff member to White House energy adviser Carol Browner sent two edited versions of the department report’s executive summary back to Interior. The language had been changed to insinuate the seven-member panel of outside experts – who reviewed a draft of various safety recommendations – endorsed the moratorium, according to the IG report obtained by POLITICO.

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