Linda Hooper-Bui, associate professor, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Louisiana State University A&M, Baton Rouge, La.
Christopher D'Elia, professor and dean, School of The Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
Cary Nelson, president, American Association of University Professors, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.
Some scientists say they're being locked out of research on the oil spill because they refuse to sign confidentiality agreements. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the problems of doing scientific research when a lawsuit is pending. Is there a way to keep science independent?