Alternative Hippopotamus reminds us about Ian Thomas,
a contract employee with the USGS [who was fired] after posting sensitive caribou data on his personal website. The map he posted showed that drilling in the 1002 Area [of ANWR] (what the Senate just approved) would
impact the survival of the porcupine caribou, an endangered species.
AH got in touch with Mr. Thomas and got his response to recent developments; his comments show the extent to which Dubya and co. are willing to go to suppress science that shows they’re wrong… AH has also reminded us of Gary Trudeau’s great send-up of this debacle in Doonesbury.