Scientists have Gulf oil data confiscated by Homeland Security thugs

Imagine that the Gulf of Mexico was a giant crime scene. You know that yellow crime-scene tape, imagine that it’s spread all over the Gulf and if you want to cross it, you can’t, without getting permission from the authorities who have roped it off.

So if you’re a scientist, and you want to investigate that giant oil plume 22 miles long that the scientists at Woods Hole now say exists, or if you want to measure how much oil has sunk to the bottom and may be affecting the wildlife there, you as an important, independent scientist, may not be allowed in.