A report from the presidential commission looking into the BP (NYSE:BP) oil spill found the Obama administration blocked the release of worst-case scenario estimates on how much oil was flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Reportedly the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wanted to publicize what some of the models describing the worst-case scenarios which could happen over the long term, and the White House's Office of Management and Budget denied the request.
The commission said, "Staff was told that the Office of Management and Budget denied NOAA's request."
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