FOREST SERVICE: NEW CHIEF A ‘STUBBORN GENTLEMAN’ WHO LISTENS TO RIVALS

From: Greenwire

“And last year, Tooke apologized in writing to American Indian tribes for the Forest Service’s erosion control work in 2014 — before he was on the job — that damaged sections of the Trail of Tears on the edge of the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee. But the agency was slow to make repairs and didn’t hold employees sufficiently accountable, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which called for an investigation by the Department of Agriculture.”

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