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White House Kept a Lid on Oil Spill's Worst-Case Scenario

The White House blocked government scientists' efforts to disclose the worst-case environmental scenario related to the April 20 explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, citing a panel appointed by President Barack Obama to examine the spill.

For Food Business, BP Oil
Spill Is a Recipe for Disaster

As the BP (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to devastate the Gulf coast fishing industry, worries are growing that contaminated seafood may find its way onto the dinner table. While retailers, restauranteurs and government officials scurry to protect consumers, the full implications of the environmental disaster are beginning to come to light.

Hurricane Season 2010: Bracing for the Worst

With the season now officially underway -- and the predictions call for a doozy -- coastal regions along the Gulf and the Atlantic are facing the potential for major losses. State-run insurers could feel the most financial pain.

Why Isn't Obama Pushing BP to Get Oil Spill's True Size?

Many experts say the speed at which oil is spilling into the Gulf is several times higher than current estimates. It's not in BP's interests to come clean. But for the government to avoid demanding a more accurate assessment of the spill's size is bad policy and bad politics.