7 Decisions on Species Revised- from the Washington Post
After concluding that a Bush administration appointee ‘may have improperly influenced’ several rulings on whether to protect imperiled species under the Endangered Species Act, the Fish and Wildlife Service has revised seven decisions on protecting species across the country. The appointee repeatedly overruled recommendations by scientists. Julie MacDonald, former deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks “resigned from the department in May after she was criticized in a report by the inspector general and as she was facing congressional scrutiny”. Click below to read the Washington Post article.
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