Interior's mea culpa continues: Inspector General Report reveals more about Manson/MacDonald era
According to an Investigative Report released by the Department of Interior Inspector General, two leading agency officials seriously harmed the reputation of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and cost the agency hundreds of thousands of dollars. Readers of ESA blawg (11/28/2007) postings already learned part of the story about Julie MacDonald, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. The IG also criticizes the blind support of her supervisor, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Judge Craig Manson. But the official report is shocking for its tone and honest discussion about how Ms. MacDonald strong-armed agency staff into making politically-driven decisions. See also, Associated Press, Wikipedia, Washington Post, Statement by Center for Biological Diversity and prior DOI IG Report on Ms. MacDonald.