(Washington Examiner) Last week’s release of a scathing 53-page audit report by the Interior Department’s top cop has opened up another Obama climate-change snake pit nobody’s ever heard of: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
The Office of the Inspector General opened the books on the labyrinthine LCCs, which were created by former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in a 2009 secretarial order as part of President Obama’s Climate Change Program and funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The OIG came away aghast.
“We found areas of concern that place millions of dollars at risk. These findings may raise public concern, which could impact support for this valuable work,” wrote Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall, acting inspector general and author of the audit report.