Sky News Online
October 7, 2010
The White House has been strongly criticised for blocking the publication of information on possible worst-case scenarios following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
A draft report by the National Oil Spill Commission appeared to suggest the Obama administration was directly involved in controlling the oil spill message.
More than 206m gallons (780m litres) of oil leaked into the Gulf before the well was finally plugged on July 15.
It has become the worst offshore oil leak in US history.