World renowned turtle expert Dr. Donna Shaver turns Whistleblower in dispute with National Parks Service

View the full article from Channel 3 News/KIII TV

“A huge controversy has erupted out at the Padre Island National Seashore involving Dr. Donna Shaver.

The Director of the Sea Turtle Recovery Program there has turned whistleblower by filing a federal complaint against PINS Superintendent Eric Brunnemann’s review of her department which is calling for 30-percent cuts.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has existed for 25 plus years and defends Federal whistleblowers like Dr. Shaver.

“The review would sharply curtail the program,”Jeff Ruch with PEER said. Ruch added that he’s not only fighting to have the review overturned, but he is also hoping to have the money returned to the Sea Turtle Program that the park director supposedly redirected.”

Read the PEER Story…