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Posted on 07/07/2010 4:07:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) The US government Wednesday launched a new website to give information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, moving away from the portal jointly run with oil giant BP.
Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the top government official handling the spill, said the site wwww.RestoreTheGulf.gov was "designed to serve as a one-stop repository for news, data and operational updates related to administration-wide efforts to stop the BP oil leak."
The website aims to provide "even greater transparency and openness about the BP oil spill, our historic response, the tools available to assist Gulf Coast communities, and plans for the region's long-term recovery and restoration," Allen said in a statement.
Critics had accused the former site -- www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com which came online in the early days following the BP-leased oil rig's sinking in the Gulf of Mexico on April 22 -- of sending mixed messages.
Operated by both BP and the federal government, the site was singled out for failing at transparency notably when debate raged over the flow rate of oil gushing into the Gulf.
At times, the oil giant's figures were uncritically cited on the website, even when government officials publicly questioned BP's account of the oil spill's size.
Officials said the new portal links to government news releases and allows more streamlined access to people filing claims on losses due to the spill.
Users can also view current operations, data maps and ways to volunteer for the clean-up effort, Allen said.
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Restore the Gulf
How about cleaning up the oil??
A map showing the extent of the Gulf of Mexico spill as of Monday. Bad weather scuppered hopes Wednesday that a third ship could be hooked up a system capturing leaking oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill, amid reports BP was seeking foreign financial support. (AFP/Graphic)
This is a perfect example of the inherent liberal flaw:
Obama, and all his little libblets, think that you can talk your way through any problem. Because any PERSONAL problem can be solved (in theory) by discourse, that means any REAL problem can be.
He’s talking about the problem. Why isn’t it getting fixed? That’s the world they come from. They come from a society in which they heard people talk, talk, talk while someone behind the scenes did the work. They don’t understand that someone has to actually DO something.
Here’s a thought, how about PLUG THE DAMN HOLE ALREADY beofre launching a RESTORATION campaign, you think IDIOTS?!
I’m here... I’m affected... I am losing all of my life’s work... and this web page does nothing but pi$$ me off even more than I already am. Nothing but government waste.
Rebuild the house while the basement is still on fire. Another great idea brought to you by Obama.gov
Rather than fix the problem, let’s throw up a government propaganda web site.