[env-trinity] Klamath scientists get apology over bias claim

Patrick Truman truman at jeffnet.org
Wed Apr 24 13:32:25 PDT 2013


I wonder if this will be published in the Siskiyou Daily News...


From: Tom Stokely 
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:19 PM
To: env-trinity at velocipede.dcn.davis.ca.us 
Subject: [env-trinity] Klamath scientists get apology over bias claim

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_23090628/klamath-scientists-get-apology-over-bias-claim 

                  Klamath scientists get apology over bias claim
                  The Associated Press
                  Posted:   04/23/2013 04:00:19 PM PDT
                  Updated:   04/23/2013 04:00:19 PM PDT


                  GRANTS PASS, Ore.—A federal agency at the center of the bitter water battles in the Klamath Basin has formally apologized to seven of its scientists who were accused by a supervisor of producing biased work on the water needs of salmon. 
                  In an agreement with the union representing the scientists, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation regional director, David Murillo, apologized and rescinded the letter that raised the bias issue.

                  The whistleblower protection organization Public Employees for Environmental Ethics had filed a formal complaint over the treatment of the scientists in the bureau's Klamath Falls office with the Interior Department.

                  It alleged that area manager Jason Phillips took steps to transfer the scientists and assign their work to another agency because he felt others viewed the research as biased in favor the bureau.



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