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Unformatted text preview: how BP is responding. Obviously, BP is not being as forthcoming and honest as they need to be in respect to the information they release not just to the public, but to the scientists and agencies to which they are responsible. The most likely reason for this is that BP is attempting to avoid taking full responsibility for this mess. Many questions about the status of the drilling at the time of the incident have already been raised. BP’s withholding of pertinent information is, no doubt, an attempt at damage control. The question raised for me by this article is the level of participation the White House is having in BP’s attempt to sidestep as much of the responsibility as possible. Is the Obama administration a willing Cortney Post and active participant in shielding BP and other responsible parties that allowed drilling to continue when safety was compromised? Does the White House releasing these lowered estimates provided by BP demonstrate agreement?...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course POL SCI 101 taught by Professor Baker during the Summer '10 term at KCTCS.
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