Alaska Wants Polar Bears Off List

Nov 17, 2009
Outside Magazine

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell is suing the federal government to overturn the listing of polar bears and a threatened species, writes the Associated Press. The governor believes that the Endangered Species Act is being used improperly to shut down petroleum development in the state. About 90 percent of Alaska's general fund revenue budget comes from the petroleum industry, which has suffered as the North Slope wells continue to dry up.

-- Lisa Lombardi

Filed To: Politics, Nature

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