POLITICS DOMINATED WOLF DE-LISTING MEETINGS   Leave a comment

Exposing the Big Game

Science Was Afterthought in Developing Preferred Alternatives for Wolf Recovery.

Jun 27, 2013

http://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/2013/06/26/politics-dominated-wolf-de-listing-meetings/

Washington, DC —The federal government’s plan to remove the gray wolf from the protections of the Endangered Species Act was hammered out through political bargaining with affected states, according to documents obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Contrary to requirements of the Endangered Species Act that listing decisions must be governed by the best available science, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service presided over a process in which political and economic considerations were at the forefront..

The 52 documents produced by Fish & Wildlife Service detail how the “National Wolf Strategy” was developed in a series of closed-door federal-state meetings called “Structured Decision Making” or SDM beginning in August 2010. The meetings involved officials from every region of the Service and representatives from the game and fish…

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Posted 27 June, 2013 by Wolf is my Soul in No category / Okategoriserade

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