Thursday, March 19, 2015

Western states coalition disputes ‘biased’ federal science on sage grouse

A coalition of rural Western counties and business interests is contesting the science being used to decide whether to list the Greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened, accusing the Obama administration of relying on “selective, false and biased” research.

Denver attorney Kent Holsinger filed three Data Quality Act challenges Wednesday with the Department of the Interior on behalf of the coalition, which includes the Western Energy Alliance, ranchers, mining and drilling companies and 19 counties in Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Utah.

“We’ve documented real issues with transparency and scientific integrity,” said Mr. Holsinger in a statement.

Read more at the Washington Times
(Hat tip: KimR)


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