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Courtesy of DarkSyde at DailyKos: yet another Bushco administration attempt to gag scientists working for government bureaus, this time the Fisheries and Wildlife Administration.
“Please be advised that all foreign travel requests (SF 1175 requests) and any future travel requests involving or potentially involving climate change, sea ice and/or polar bears will also require a memorandum from the regional director to the director indicating who’ll be the official spokesman on the trip and the one responding to questions on these issues, particularly polar bears.”
It’s not a very subtle way to point out that tabs will be kept on who says what, is it? Bast forbid that an unofficial spokescientist say something about how the polar bear might just be struggling due to climate change.