"Scientists Claim Censorship By Federal Agency"

"GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Seven federal fisheries scientists filed a complaint Monday claiming their supervisor censored their research into the water needs of threatened Klamath Basin salmon because it was viewed by others as biased, violating an Obama administration policy prohibiting political manipulation of science by the federal government."

"The whistleblower protection organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said it filed the complaint with the U.S. Department of Interior Office of the Executive Secretariat and Regulatory Affairs on behalf of seven fisheries scientists at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation office in Klamath Falls.

'Requiring that science be non-controversial is like ordering your omelet made with uncracked eggs,' PEER executive director Jeff Ruch said in a statement. 'Scientific differences are supposed to be addressed through consultation, not suppressed by bullying and threats.'"

Jeff Barnard reports for the Associated Press January 7, 2013.

Source: AP, 01/08/2013