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Byers Lindegaard

Bio Statement Cottingham, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Further, The Environmental Defense Fund, another influential ecologist organization, joined with BP, Shell and other major corporations to form a Partnership for Climate Action, to promote ‘market-based mechanisms' (sic) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
According to a report from Washington investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, the Obama White House and British Petroleum are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP's liability for damage caused by what can be called a ‘mega-disaster.'” 6 Madsen cites sources within the US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection for his assertion.
On Tuesday, Obama's chief money-raiser Matthew Barzun became the latest major donor to be nominated as an ambassador, when the White House put him forward as the next representative to the Court of St James's, a sought-after posting whose plush residence comes with a garden second only in size to that of Buckingham Palace.
Obama himself should have been on site from the earliest possible moment, taking advice from the best people he could find in the entire world, just in case BP was not telling the truth (for which it had great incentives), and just in case a worst case scenario would unfold when it came to closing the leak.
And with Halliburton, the well's cementing contractor, had complained that BP's use of cement "was against our best practices (?hp)" and told the oil company that it would likely have "a SEVERE gas flow problem ()" unless the well's casings were centered more carefully.