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Environmentalists Attempting to Misuse ESA With Lawsuit

Environmentalists filed a much anticipated and highly controversial lawsuit challenging the listing of polar bears.

Greenpeace, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Natural Resources Defense Council have filed a lawsuit against Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in an attempt to force the listing of the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The suit claims that government violated the ESA by not acting on the listing in a timely manner.

Just look at the organizations named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. It is clear that the goal here is to use the ESA to gain an edge in their greenhouse gas emissions agenda. Listing abundant polar bears as endangered makes a mockery of the Endangered Species Act and is not the way to accomplish effective change.

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Environmentalists Attempting to Misuse ESA With Lawsuit

It's not just about greenhouse gasses. It's about stopping oil drilling in ANWR. They're also making a stink about bowhead whales...even though the natives say there's no shortage.

By the way, we just had a sow polar bear killed in Fort Yukon. Check the map -- it's south of the Brooks Range and hundreds of miles from the coast.

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