Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Political “optics” problem for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service puts proposed removal of wolf protection on hold

Apparently abandoning its attempt to purge key wolf experts from a scientific peer review of a proposal to remove protections from gray wolves, a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman acknowledged that the “optics of the situation” were a problem for … Continue reading

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Top wolf science expert critics purged from Fish & Wildlife Service peer review panel

In a direct affront to scientific integrity in policymaking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has purged three of the nation’s top wolf experts from a scientific peer review of the agency’s plan to remove federal protections from the gray wolf … Continue reading

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