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A plan to protect Atlantic herring from independent catch observers was rejected by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Observers spoon herring out of the sea by the thousands, and other critical marine life is harmed during the process.
Roger Fleming, of the environmental legal group Earthjustice noted, "This is fairly absurd, even by government standards.”
This op-ed originally ran on October 11, 2013, on LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change cements the urgency for U.S. leaders to move boldly and quickly on climate change, and the most logical place to start is the nation's fleet of power plants.