Re: USGS & Bur. of Mines in jeopardy....

Tom Hogarth (thogarth@YARROW.WT.UWA.EDU.AU)
Tue, 13 Dec 1994 22:39:17 +0800

On Tue, 13 Dec 1994, Douglas B Hanson wrote:
> >A forthcoming Geotimes article tells how the incoming administration
> >has targetted the USGS and Bureau of Mines for abolition, as part of
> >the "Contract with America"! I realise that this is not directly
> Astounding! One of the most venerable and productive government services on
> record getting the axe? Sounds like Newt Gingerich strikes again! Time to
> educate some of the know-nothings in Congress. Has a letter writing
> campaign been started?
As a'lurker' by practice in sci.geol - erratically though.. quite a long
thread (which I didn't follow in detail) has already occured there - and
also in the subscription service VOLCANO has had mention of the issue.

Contract with America..
Who/what/etc is it?

Thanks to anyone who might be able to explain the phenomenon