Sunday, August 17, 2014
Is Science at Risk of Extinction?
There's a new trend in our country and it's not a good one... We're ignoring science.
Although U.S. Fish & Wildlife (FWS) is bound by the Endangered Species Act to base its species listing and delisting decisions on the best available science, the federal agency has been ignoring science science to give in to political pressures instead. We've seen this in FWS' draft proposal the nationwide gray wolf delisting, rule changes for the Mexican wolf, and last week's decision to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine.
Since FWS has chosen to ignore the best available science, including advice from the Service’s own wildlife experts, has science itself gone extinct?