Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Polar Bear Lawsuits Have Begun

They want global warming laws to be part of the package:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Conservation groups returned to court to challenge Bush administration efforts to help save the polar bear, saying federal officials’ refusal to include steps against global warming violates the Endangered Species Act.

In court documents filed late Friday, the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups asked a federal judge to reject Interior Department actions that were announced last week.

Can these people possibly be any more transparent?

Kassie Siegel, climate director for the CBD, said the administration’s proposal “violates both logic and the law” because it did not address the primary threat to polar bears. The listing of polar bears under the law is significant, she acknowledged, but the groups want them classified as endangered, a more serious category than threatened.

Say Anything Blog -- That Didn’t Take Long: Enviros Want Global Warming Laws Tied In With Polar Bear Status

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