Bushies restore forest research funding
Man, journalism is hard! America is addicted to oil — oh wait, no it isn’t. Evangelicals aren’t fighting global warming — oh wait, yes they are. (And by the way, hallelujah!) The Bush administration has suspended funding for forest research that contradicts timber policy — oh wait, no they haven’t.
A federal agency restored funding Wednesday for a study that has provided evidence for conservationists opposing the Bush administration’s policy of logging after wildfires.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s decision to lift its suspension of the final year of a three-year grant to Oregon State University came a day after a congressman called for an investigation of the funding cutoff.
Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., had asked the Interior Department’s inspector general to examine whether the bureau was punishing the researchers for their findings.
Hey, I’m not complaining. Keep the good news rolling in. I’m still waiting for the front-page headline “Climate Change Not Actually a Problem After All.” Maybe tomorrow? Maybe The Day After Tomorrow?