Maria Caffrey

Climate scientist

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Maria Caffrey is a former National Park Service Partner who filed a whistleblower complaint against the agency in July 2019. She now works on issues related to climate change and scientific integrity.

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When It’s Migratory Birds vs. the Trump Administration, the Birds Die

A “clarification” of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act has allowed industry to ignore how their actions could accidentally kill birds. Read more >

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Dubious Advice: Bears Ears, National Park Campgrounds, and the Rise of Captured Committees

The advisory committee for Bears Ears National Monument has been criticized for being skewed toward energy interests. The “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee recommends privatizing America’s national parks campgrounds. They both represent a new type of advisory committee designed to give the appearance of impartiality and independent review when they are actually disproportionately stocked with enablers of the administration’s political agenda. Read more >

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Cultivating Censorship at the National Park Service: New Acting Director Issues Controversial Memo

It has come to light that a recently issued memo may severely restrict the ability of park superintendents and other staff to weigh in on activities happening on adjacent public lands. It is a clear effort by the Trump administration to undermine government science and its role in protecting our nation’s public lands. Read more >

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