Re: Beekeepers suing EPA
Regarding people moving between Industry and Government (except the military); Most of the higher level/policy government people are political appointees who are required to resign each time a presidential administration changes, forcing them to move out of government and into academia or industry (with most going to industry due to better pay and more available positions). When the presidential administration changes yet again, many of these people go back into government because they like the work and such appointments look good on their resume. In other words, the revolving door not only happens everywhere, it is (probably unintentionally) designed into the system.
I would add that I think it is the paid lobbiest by which industry has too much influence over government policy. Think of the lobbying budget that Monsanto and Bayer can muster compared to beekeepers . . .
Last edited by shinbone; 03-28-2013 at 12:56 PM.
(3rd year, 11 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)