Critics Challenge Agencies' Optimism On BP Spill

Law360, New York (August 19, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Participants in a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Thursday took aim at the federal government's reports on the progress that has been made in cleaning up oil and ensuring seafood safety in the wake of the BP PLC oil spill, saying sunny preliminary findings may obscure long-term concerns.

Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on energy and the environment, grilled representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency on their recent...
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