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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:15 PM

Interior department sued for 'secretive process' in at-risk species assessment

Source: Guardian


Center for Biological Diversity says new program bypasses findings and leaves decisions to employees who are not experts

Emily Holden in Washington
Thu 8 Nov 2018 19.08 EST

Environmental advocates are suing Donald Trump’s interior department for using what they call a secretive process that ignores science in refusing protections for at-risk species.

The Center for Biological Diversity says a new program called the Species Status Assessment bypasses findings from scientists and leaves protection decisions to career federal employees who are not experts and may be under pressure from their bosses.

“It’s like going into the hospital and having a team of doctors diagnose you and then leaving the decision up to the chief financial officer of the hospital about what treatment they’re going to pursue,” said Ryan Shannon, an attorney for the group. “There’s a disconnect here.”

Shannon said Trump officials are looking for “wiggle room” to deregulate.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/08/interior-department-sued-center-for-biological-diversity-species-status-assessment

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