Our story on reaching out to CSIRO to request transparency on alleged collaboration with BP to minimize the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been featured in The Guardian. We are deeply concerned by internal communications and documents recently uncovered in litigation between the two organizations, which seem to reveal the oil company’s lawyers reviewed and gave corporate approval to 9 scientific studies by CSIRO employees, raising questions about the studies’ impartiality.
CSIRO has rejected the claims, saying it “stands by its research” and rejected suggestions it had breached ethical standards. We call on the Australian government to take immediate action to protect the independence of CSIRO and other scientific institutions from fossil fuel influence.
Read the full story here: ‘Greens say CSIRO’s independence must be protected after alleged collaboration with BP.‘