Politics vs Science, Round 432

Gary Frazer, the Interior Department's "senior career official in the Endangered Species Office, which has produced several scientific findings angering his political superiors in the Fish and Wildlife Service, was reassigned last week to a newly created post as his division's liaison to the United States Geological Survey." Frazer's perhaps least admiring superior, Julie MacDonald, has been accused of creating "an overly cozy relationship between regulator and regulated" after she provided information helpful to the California Farm Bureau's effort to end endangered species protections for the delta smelt fish.