Censorship

Spilling Effects

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When it comes to the secrecy surrounding the oil leak, there's both good news and bad news this week. On the bright side, the Coast Guard has pulled back from its policy of barring reporters from a 65-foot zone around the cleanup efforts. Less happily, when Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) introduced an amendment to codify the more permissive access rules, the effort went nowhere.