REVEALED: Ed Overton Who Works For Feds To Play Down BP Gulf Oil Spill Did The Same For Exxon During Valdez Spill


Most people following the BP oil disaster have heard or read Louisiana State University Professor Emeritus Ed Overton’s rosy statements about the ‘situation’ in the Gulf.

If you are not familiar with him, do a quick web search for ‘Ed Overton‘ and ‘BP’ to get an idea. Then scroll down to watch Project Impact’s latest videos featuring Overton.

In addition to consistently minimizing the impact of BP’s disaster on the Gulf, Overton (though rarely mentioned) is also working for the federal government, reported the Times Picayune here and here.

Apparently, the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the following article demonstrates.

EXXON SAYS UPPER INLET OIL NOT THEIRS, Anchorage Daily News, June 30, 1989:

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is blaming the Exxon oil spill for yet another closure of the commercial salmon fishery in upper Cook Inlet, but Exxon says it may be getting a bum rap.

The only upper Inlet oil tested by chemists to date didn’t come from the Exxon Valdezoil spill in Prince William Sound, the company [Exxon] said.

Tests [were] done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Valdez this week [on] a tar ball taken from the upper Inlet…

“It was undoubtedly a refined bunker (oil),” chemist Ed Overton, a chemical assessment experton contract to NOAA, said Thursday night…


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