Report: BP tried to influence scientific research on Gulf of Mexico oil spill

And the hits just keep on coming for the oil giant.

Well, add another PR nightmare to the heap.

Documents obtained by The Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act reveal BP officials’ “openly discussing how to influence the work of scientists conducting independent research into the consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.”

Included in the minutes of a meeting on June 22, 2010, is the following:

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