Josh Purtle, Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “The plan allows a huge amount of new road building to the detriment of grizzly bears and bull trout. It essentially says we’re going to change the requirements where you can build a road and how many miles you can build while maintaining the 2011 habitat conditions to protect grizzlies. But the plan doesn’t actually do that.”
Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “It is totally unacceptable that a former high-ranking government official should be allowed to lobby his former agency on behalf of private interests. And it is so common that no one even looks twice.”
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