Watch Out, Tortoise: Karen-Budd Falen Is in Charge.

From: Sierra

“Like putting Genghis Khan in charge of a day-care center.” That’s how a spokesperson for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility responded to Karen Budd-Falen’s appointment to be acting assistant secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. It’s understandable why a group that represents park rangers and biologists might be upset: The Wyoming property-rights attorney has a long history of suing not only the Department of Interior and Bureau of Land Management but also individual government employees, using a law designed to go after the Mafia. She also helped to found an anti-environment, pro-militia movement and continues to crusade for handing over public lands to private interests.”

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