Watchdog: Fish and Wildlife director lacks scientific credentials; Decisions could face court challenge as result
- March 1, 2022
Juliette Fairley, Legal Newsline
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Interior’s new Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) director does not have the educational requirements to assume the position, according to a watchdog group.
“There are some statutory requirements in the law and in order to be the director of the United States Wildlife Service someone has to have the scientific education and experience to be able to hold the office, which has been interpreted to mean having a degree in a science-related field that’s related to the office and the department,” said Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) director Michael Chamberlain.