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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:56 AM
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7 Decisions on Species Revised
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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7 Decisions on Species Revised
Fish and Wildlife Service Cites Possibility of Improper Influence

By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 28, 2007; Page A03

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 policy reversal, sparked by inquiries by the Interior Department's inspector general and by the House Natural Resources Committee, underscores the extent to which the administration is still dealing with the fallout from the tenure of Julie MacDonald, the deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks who repeatedly overruled agency scientists' recommendations on endangered-species decisions. MacDonald resigned from the department in May after she was criticized in a report by the inspector general and as she was facing congressional scrutiny.

In a letter dated Nov. 23 to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.), acting Director Kenneth Stansell of the Fish and Wildlife Service said that the agency spent four months reviewing eight Endangered Species Act decisions made under MacDonald and is revising seven of them. Those rulings affected 17 species, including 12 species of Hawaiian picture-wing flies.
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More at the link.


As an aside Hawaiian Picture Wing flies are very cool looking:

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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:21 PM
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1. K&R n/t
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:34 PM
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2. Thank you, nam78_two.
Perhaps there will be Justice for these greedy traitors, after all.

KR5.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:50 PM
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3. Thanks Octafish
:hi:
It is good to see a few bits of good news now and then isn't it? I can't wait for these thugs to be out of office.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:32 PM
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4. Species II

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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:25 PM
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5. Thanks for posting this nam78_two!
It is nice to have a bit of good news and see one of the ideologues get their comeuppance.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:30 PM
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6. Kicked and recommended.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 07:30 PM by Uncle Joe
Thanks for the thread, nam. :thumbsup:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:31 PM
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7. Thank Goodness
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 07:32 PM by proud patriot
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