Keeping Entrepreneurship at Bay How the Department of the Interior Uses Flawed Science to Foreclose the American Dream
Advocates for Government Accountability, Cause of Action on March 4, 2013, sent to members of Congress and released to the public a 36 page investigative report:
“The findings in this report demonstrate the substantial misrepresentation and manipulation of scientific facts by NPS, MMS, USGS, and DOI and highlight the need for intense review and scrutiny. The corruption, lack of transparency, and void of accountability among these agancies are occurring on the dime of American taxpayers and demand serious and thorough review.”
“….In accordance with the National Environmental PolicyAct (NEPA), NPS was required to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and an ensuing final environmental impact statement (FEIS), intended to allow the Secretary to make an informed, reasoned decision concerning the renewal of DBOC’s lease.
In conjunction with an investigation conducted by Dr. Corey Goodman, Ph.D., Cause of Action found that the data used by multiple agencies within the federal government were out of date, inapplicable, and brazenly false in their representation of the impact of DBOC [Drakes Bay Oyster Co.] on the environment.
First, the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General’s (OIG February 2013 Report ignored data and used a flawed methodology.
Second, the investigation by DOI Solicitor Gavin Frost lacked objectivity and independence. It improperly dismissed scientific misconduct by labeling it ‘administrative misconduct.’
Third, Federal agencies misrepresented scientific findings to support a false narrative.
Fourth, NPS prioritizes politics over scientific integrity by refusing to withdraw and correct flawed science, impacting businesses both nationally and worldwide.
Cause of Action, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan government accountability organization, who’s mission is to “expose the ways our government is playing politics in its use of taxpayer dollars, and who seeks to prevent the federal government from politicizing agencies, rules, and spending by bringing transparency to the federal grant and rule-making processes… and helps to educate the public about government overreach, waste, and cronyism.
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