Saturday, March 31, 2007

Update: "A troubling report from the Interior Department" - more about Julie A. MacDonald

Check out today’s Washington Post editorial, Extinct Sense.

Here’s one paragraph: "H. Dale Hall, director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, recounted a battle he had with Ms. MacDonald over the Southwest willow flycatcher (photo), an endangered bird. Biologists in the field concluded that the bird's nesting range, which determines how much land the government should protect as habitat for the species, was 2.1 miles. Mr. Hall claims that Ms. MacDonald insisted on lowering that to 1.8 miles so that the nesting range would not extend into California, where her husband maintained a family ranch."

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