Continuing its quest to turn their president into an actual cartoon character before he leaves office, on Monday the Bush administration ruled that when it comes to deciding if construction projects could endanger animal species, scientists--what with their fancy book learnin' and "knowledge"--will no longer have a say in the matter.
Who will be making those calls from now on? Why, the agencies working on the construction projects, of course. No possibility for conflicts of interest there.
Suck it, nature!