Thursday, January 25, 2007

Evolving explanations from PEER

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published: mercredi 24 janvier 2007 19:10:29

The activist group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has gotten in hot water over a press release accusing the Bush administration of forcing park rangers to suppress the true age of the Grand Canyon. The story turned out to be a fabrication, and PEER has now issued a non-apology, claiming that "the press release was being misinterpreted". Yeah, I guess a few people took your claim that "Grand Canyon National Park is not permitted to give an official estimate of the geologic age of its principal feature, due to pressure from Bush administration appointees" and jumped to the conclusion… you know, that this was actually happening.

It's funny following PEER's evolving explanations:

Although the information was not included in the release, that sentence [quoted above] was based on the fact that since 2004 (until this recent controversy erupted) we heard from reporters that the superintendent's office at GCNP had answered media questions about the age of the canyon with either a "no comment" or by referring the reporter to Headquarters.

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