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A good government wouldn't have listened to an insane clown like Congressman Ed Markey and within hours have ordered a stop in the use of Corexit without weighting the alternatives, which in this case was using no dispersant at all (due to the quantities required).

The EPA et. al. have considered Corexit to just fine, given the alternatives, for at least a couple of decades. That BP was correct to tell the EPA to sod off can be judged by how this manufactured controversy disappeared so quickly.

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