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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

US Dept. of Interior May Reverse Some Decisions on Wildlife

Looks like a little political pressure goes a long way.

After forcing out Julie MacDonald, the deputy assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks, they are now trying to reverse some of the damage she has done. They found that:

...she had violated federal rules by giving government documents to lobbyists for industry. The agency’s inspector general also found several instances in which Ms. MacDonald browbeat department biologists and habitat specialists and overruled their recommendations to protect a variety of rare and threatened species.

A Bush appointee who has no respect for science and a tool of industry lobbyists. Big Surprise.

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