Quick Tuesday Morning Oil Disaster Update

from Wildlife Promise

0 8/10/2010 // By Miles Grant // ,

It’s a busy Tuesday morning here at National Wildlife Federation’s National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC, but I wanted to pass along a few things fast:

  • Yesterday’s planned trip on Chandeleur Sound to get water samples from those mysterious discolorations was postponed by thunderstorms. But a National Wildlife Federation team was able to get out this morning & is on the water as I type.
  • University of South Florida scientists say government officials tried to silence them over their reports of subsurface oil plumes, according the St. Petersburg Times.
  • Blue crabs continue providing evidence oil is tainting the Gulf’s food chain, reports the Associated Press.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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