The piece of cleaning tissue that NOAA issued, called The Oil Budget, has come under intense scrutiny and has been found to be lacking.
Yet it is an example of the sort of science we should expect from the federal government for the clean up, mop-up, cover-up effort since the spill.
We can look forward to all science regarding this issue, being seived now, through the sanitizing filter of the government "all is well" machine; whatever the reality may be lurking beneath the waves.
On a personal note; my child certainly spent more time on writing up her research paper for her 11th grade science project. The cost of her study, $250. The result? International Science Fair.
This piece of tissue, is what we get for untold millions in NOAA funds.