I can't find much more recent info so I'm assuming they are still debating what to do vis-a-vis rewriting fossilisation theory.
Indeed. In fact, Mary Scheiwtzer was completely against releasing the report to begin with. She knew full well that she had something quite revolutionary on her hands, and she wanted to get as much information, data, and studies to support her claims as she possibly could. Unfortunately, her employers did indeed interfere (so, to a certain extent, IamsSon was correct ). The cardinal rule of researchers is "Publish or Die!", and so she was ordered to published what she had, despite her objections.