Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Fight To Save Polar Bears Is On

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Friday, his plan to retain the Bush administration’s rule that limits what can be done to protect polar bears from global warming.

According to Salazar, "We must do all we can to help the polar bear recover, recognizing that the greatest threat to the polar bear is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change. However, the Endangered Species Act is not the proper mechanism for controlling our nation’s carbon emissions.”

Not only is this an out and out lie in my opinion, according to Andrew Wetzler, wildlife conservation director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, "The rule endorsed today is illegal, and we will continue to fight it in court."

It is sad that the very people we elected to protect the polar bear have now turned their backs on the bears and us; and, we must now fight them in order to save the bears.

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