WPR News
3:18 pm
Thu April 15, 2004

Fish And Wildlife Rejects Complaint

Cheyenne, Wy – The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected
a complaint filed over its decision against protecting trumpeter
swans in the Yellowstone region.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed the
complaint last May.
The group accused Fish and Wildlife of relying on false
information and violating the Data Quality Act. They also said the
agency distorted the findings of another study in issuing its
decision last January.
In a letter, Fish and Wildlife Service Director Steve Williams
told PEER his agency used the best information available and didn't
violate the Data Quality Act.
His is, however, asking for a peer review of the primary study
used in the ruling. The study has been contested by PEER.