BLM’s Erick Campbell on creative editing
You may recall a story from last week about a BLM environmental impact statement on public-lands grazing that was, uh, "edited" in a way that made it much more sympathetic to the practice.
Well, one of the guys who wrote the original report — recently retired BLM scientist Erick Campbell — shared his thoughts on the matter in a guest post over on the Al Franken Show blog. It’s a pretty close analysis of the original report and how it was changed, but the conclusion is not complicated:
In my 30 years with the federal government, this is without question the most heavy handed and disingenuous administration I have witnessed.