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USGS Chief Resigns After Tough Tenure

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Science  19 Sep 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5333, pp. 1755
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5333.1755b

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After more than 3 years as head of the nation's biggest natural resources research and geologic mapping agency, U.S. Geological Survey director Gordon Eaton last week announced he will retire on 1 October. Eaton's decision came just after he touched off a firestorm of criticism with a memo informing staff that Department of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt had instructed the agency to move its western headquarters away from Menlo Park, in the high-rent San Francisco Bay area.