Greenpeace website reveals oil spill documents

Greenpeace website reveals oil spill documents
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 5:36pm

A new website run by GreenPeace has thousands of new once confidential documents in the Crisis on the Coast.

The Polluter Watch Research website has made 30,000 pages of previously unseen documents public. They got access to all the files through the Freedom of Information Act. The information includes everything from internal government correspondences with BP, to flight records from pilots who were in the area at the time of the spill.

"Both BP and the federal government tried to hide the true impacts of the biggest oil disaster in American history,” Kert Davies, Research Director at Greenpeace USA, said in a press release issued today. “We're hoping that the PolluterWatch research site can help expose how they did it and allow local people to get the compensation they deserve.”

Click here to access those files.

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