Scientists are now asserting the Obama administration has not moved quickly enough to determine the scope of the recent oil spill’s damage. Specifically, members of the scientific community assert the government has not demanded a thorough analysis of the depth and scope of the spill. In addition, scientists assert the government has not conducted the proper tests, and has not made any test results public.
In addition, one scientist asserts the government, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have not throughly analyzed the result of this spill on the underwater ecosystem. Oceanographers are criticizing the government’s reluctance to force BP (British Petroleum, who owned the rig that exploded) to allow scientists to accurately determine the rate of flow from the underwater well.
Scientists Fault U.S. Response in Assessing Gulf Oil Spill | The New York Times