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Eric Johnson
06-19-2010, 12:15 PM
http://www.wxow.com/global/story.asp?s=12676323

http://tinyurl.com/2e3v9ur

By SETH BORENSTEIN
AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the Gulf of Mexico oilspill is short on technical expertise but long on talking publicly about "America's addiction to oil." One member has blogged about it regularly.

Only one of the seven commissioners, the dean of Harvard's engineering and applied sciences school, has a prominent engineering background - but it's in optics and physics. Another is an environmental scientist with expertise in coastal areas and the after-effects of oil spills. Both are praised by other scientists.

The five other commissioners are experts in policy and management.

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badbullgator
06-19-2010, 02:02 PM
In the words of Gomer Pyle……Surprise, surprise. Surprise!

M&K's Retrievers
06-19-2010, 02:14 PM
In the words of Gomer Pyle……Surprise, surprise. Surprise!

Touche....