The National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in pressing the federal government to hold BP and other parties fully accountable for the Gulf disaster. While attention has been focused on the oil spilled, NWF joined NRDC today in writing a letter [PDF] to Eric Holder, asking the U.S. attorney general to also consider the impact of the well's discharged gases as well as oil. Why are those gases, like methane, butane, and propane so important? When calculated in equivalent units of weight, the magnitude of discharged oil plus gas is equal to one and a half times the oil …
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