US Federal wildlife agencies ordered to ignore global warming
Review of greenhouse gas pollution for impact on species or habitat forbidden.
WASHINGTON, DC, October 14, 2008 — Top Bush administration officials have forbidden wildlife agencies from analyzing the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power-plants or any other project on species and habitat, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). These directives are designed to block the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from being used as a legal tool for addressing global warming.
In a recent series of memos, the Interior Department, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have ruled that since no single source of greenhouse gases will by itself cause detectable climate change, therefore there can be no official review of possible effects on wildlife or their habitats. . .
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Federal wildlife agencies ordered to ignore global warming, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, October 14, 2008
Posted: October 22, 2008
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