“We cannot overemphasize how damaging NPS behavior has been to the local public’s perception of federal science and policy, not only regarding the oyster farm, but a host of other issues. NPS and its consultants are asking us to believe that a 300-fold error in sound footprint, as shown in the previous graphic, makes no difference to the conclusions of the EIS. This is clearly stated in a May 7, 2012 letter from peer review consultant ATKINS to Dr. Ralph Morgenweck. DOI Scientific Integrity Officer. Essentially, having been caught with their hand in the data jar, the NPS consultant abdicates responsibility by saying that the EIS is fine, no one is wrong, it’s too complicated and that tired, over-used scientific excuse, ‘further research is required’. It never addresses the huge errors caused by the bogus NPS data nor its origin. The citizens of West Marin and the general public know when they are being lied to by NPS and its consultants. We look to your panel to protect us from this kind of scientific dishonesty and abuse of policy.”
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