BP misuses data to fit its claim the Gulf won’t suffer long-term from spill: Editorial

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The bones of black mangrove trees and stumps stand stark on Cat Island on April 10, 2014. Cat Island along with many degrading islands in Barataria Bay have long struggled with coastal erosion and subsidence, but the oil spilled from BP Deepwater Horizon is accelerating their demise. (Julia Kumari Drapkin, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) The cover of a new report on the Gulf of Mexico includes a trio of photos: A beautiful egret, an expanse of bright green marsh grass and a line of umbrellas on white sand. The cover page also has a BP logo at the top.

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