Censorship at US Geological Service


LA Times staff writer Lisa Getter reports that a USGS employee has been fired for posting a map of caribou habitats on the web. The reason is......there\'s oil underneath the caribou\'s favorite hangouts, and the petrochemical industry would like to turn the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into a polluter\'s paradise.

Whoops! Talk about a major cariboubou. It\'s becoming dangerous to even talk about the existence of nature when it conflicts with the hidden agenda of the White House...

The map in question seems to have already been removed from the site. I tell you, folks, it\'s difficult to be a librarian when even your own government goes around destroying information it deems politically inexpedient.

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