Thursday, May 22, 2008

Officials may have Interfered in Decisions on Endangered Species

Associated Press
May 22, 2008

" ... The allegation came during a House hearing on purported interference by Julie MacDonald, an Interior official who resigned last year after the department's inspector general found that she had pressured government scientists to alter their findings about endangered species and leaked information to industry officials. The Bush administration later reversed seven rulings that had denied endangered species increased protection, saying they had been tainted. ... "

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