• Farewell to FWS - Goodbye to Gag Orders

    4 monthes ago - By Steady State

    Brian Czech, Arlington, Virginia
    Open letter to FWS, sent directly to FWS employees on February 7, 2018.
    Friends, colleagues, and past FWS co-workers,
    I once considered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be the world leader in conservation, and was proud to sign on! But that was a long time ago: 1999 to be precise. Today, something is awry at FWS headquarters, and that's what drove me to retire on October 31. Within the leadership ranks of the National Wildlife Refuge System, especially, ethical lapses have led to corrupt tendencies. The mission has suffered and careers have been...
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  • Conflict of Interest at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? A Deal Some Couldn't Refuse

    Conflict of Interest at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? A Deal Some Couldn't Refuse

    4 monthes ago - By Steady State

    March 20, 2018
    By Richard McCorkle, Guest Author
    As a fish and wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I've been concerned about global warming and climate change for more than a quarter century. In the late 1990s, when I finally had the means to do so, I began privately investing in socially and environmentally screened mutual funds. I felt it was the right thing to do; I was putting my money where my mouth was.
    With so many other people focusing on those high-return blue chip holdings, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when one fund after the other was sold...
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