Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Bush turns to science on spotted owl?
The Bush Administration has agreed to have a respected scientific panel review the Spotted Owl plan according to The Oregonian.
Pressure mounted, as scientists and Senator Wyden called bullshit on the adminstration's draft plan for the spotted owl which would have dramatically boost logging in old-growth forests and undercut endangered species protection.
Much of the scrutiny focuses on Julie MacDonald, a former deputy assistant secretary of fish, wildlife and parks that tampered with scientific findings in the Northwest.
For a solid look at the Bush Adminstration's War on Science, check out this article from Wired.