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April 06, 2012

Former Interior Department Adviser: Ken Salazar Was So Determined To Remove Dams, His Agency Cooked The Books To Get The "Science" He Wanted

Remember, Obama is the All of the Above Energy Candidate.

Hydroelectric dams create cheap power which do not burn any fuel. Water powers the turbines. Essentially free electricity is generated (though there are of course staffing/maintenance costs, but these are pretty trivial).

So, we're not interested in combustible fuels. Now we also are dismantling our hydroelectric sources.

A former science adviser to the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation was fired in February, shortly after he alleged that the Obama administration intentionally falsified scientific fact in a proposal for dam removal in the Klamath River.

Professor Paul Houser of George Mason University, in an allegation to the Office of the Executive Secretariat and Regulatory Affairs in the Department of the Interior, said that Sec. Ken Salazar’s determination to remove the dams resulted in “intentional biased (falsification) reporting of scientific results.”

He also alleged that when he voiced his concern about the scientific integrity of the press release involving the dam removal in September, very few of his concerns were taken into consideration.

Houser was later terminated from his government job.

Salazar says removing the dams will bring back salmon populations, but the whistleblower says there are nine factors suggesting salmon won't come back, dam or no, and yet Salazar is determined to destroy yet another source of domestic energy on what amounts to hope.

I like this "expert's" quote. It says so much about environmental science.

“There are no guarantees that removal of dams will solve disease problems,” Oregon State microbiology professor Jerri Bartholomew told The Daily Caller, “but returning the river to a more natural system is expected to bring it into better balance.”

There is nothing in that statement that is scientific -- there are no numbers, there are no tangible predictions.

He's talking about "natural" states and bringing "balance" to things.

Balance?

Is this about chakras?

This is a non-scientific impulse. "The natural state is better and balanced, because it is natural, and hence balanced."

I don't know what "balanced" means. Neither does the guy saying it.

Either way, this is supposed to be about science, not bringing balance to our life-force and Thetans.

Thanks to Vic.


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