Julie MacDonald quits

The civil engineer who saw fit to rewrite the conclusions of Interior Department scientists, and who sent confidential documents to a virtual friend on an online role-playing game, has resigned. This was part of her clever ploy to escape Congressional questioning. They can’t over see her work if she isn’t working for the government anymore!

Ms. MacDonald was deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks, giving her responsibilities for overseeing implementation of the Endangered Species Act, among other things. In that capacity, she altered the scientific conclusions of agency scientists and the Interior Department’s Inspector General found her reliance on industry sources crossed well beyond what was appropriate.

The Center for Biological Diversity’s policy director, Kieran Suckling, told the AP “Julie MacDonald’s reign of terror over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is finally over. Endangered species and scientists everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief.”

Yes indeed.


  1. #1 Wayne Bickley
    May 3, 2007

    Do I see little monkeys flying around?

  2. #2 Ray
    November 28, 2007

    If she was quilty of tampering with the legal process and according to another article guilty of handing over internal non-public documents to outside agencies like the oil companies and developers then she still should be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    This is complete BS that this <#^&! be allow to escape the law all because she resigns. I hope her taking an endangered fish off the Endangered Species List is reversed so her ranch is then fined or given legal notice she has an endangered species on her land in California and then has to bear the fullest brunt of the law for her lawless tinkering where she had NO right be since she IS NOT a biologist at all. Yet another BS example of Bush’s disreguard for environmental/ pollution and ADA laws.