Union of Concerned Scientists

This has to be one of the juiciest stories I've ever come across because it puts on stark display the hypocrisy, incompetence, and corruption at the heart of the modern environmental movement.
A serious infectious disease nearly wiped out a beloved species in the United States. Scientists have now discovered how to bring it back. Should they restore this once prevalent species to its former glory?
Several years ago, when I was still at RealClearScience, I had the misfortune of meeting some people who worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).