Bill Lehr, a senior scientist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) departed from an official report from two weeks ago which suggested the majority of the oil had been captured or broken down.
'I would say most of that is still in the environment,' Lehr, the lead author of the report, told the House Energy and Commerce Committee."
Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the UK Guardian August 19, 2010.
"Markey Says Report That Most Oil Is Gone Has Led To 'False Confidence'" (Froomkin/Huffington Post)
"Ummm, About That Disappearing Oil?" (Mother Jones)
"White House Slammed for Rosy Gulf View" (Politico)
"Scientists Say Gulf Oil To Linger, Administration's Estimates Rosy" (McClatchy/Miami Herald)