Via Think Progress, more news on the perilous plight of the polar. Previously, Rod 2.0 has reported environmental groups want the US Fish & Wildlife Service to designate polar bears as "threatened under the Endangered Species Act" due to the melting of Arctic ice caused by global warming.
Alaska's Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, currently the target of a federal ethics investigation and probe by the FBI and IRS, opposes the designation because it would "block the development" of a natural gas pipeline in Alaska’s North Slope. The senator famous for sponsoring the costly so-called "bridge to nowhere" says the designation is "unnecessary."
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering listing the bear as threatened and is expected to make a decision soon. Gov. Sarah Palin has also fought the listing, arguing that existing protections are sufficient."
More GLOBAL WARMING
Some Background ....
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News: Polar Bears, Florida Primary [R20]
"International Polar Year" Begins [R20]
Only 13 Percent of GOP Believe Warming [R20]
Cheney on Global Warming [R20]
Environment: Pharrell Concert, Exxon [R20]
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White House Pressures Scientists [R20]
GOP Names Climate Skeptic to Committee [R20]
NASA Says Global Warming "Not a Problem" [R20]