Polar bear loses chance at full protection

Who will protect us now?

Who will protect us now?

The Obama administration, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to change a Bush administration rule to protect the polar bears habitat  or the bears’s survival.  It seems that the issue is how  to protect polar bear habitat.

Environmentalists want restrictions on emissions for development of the North shore and other areas where polar bears live.

Obama and Salazar have declared that development cannot be stopped in an area  by conservationists using the issue of CO2 emissions or the perils of the bear to stop developmen

The beloved polar bear, the symbol of all things good about the Artic, continues to decline. Scientists say while the bear population has more than doubled since the 1960s, as many as 15,000 could be lost in the coming decades because of the loss of Arctic sea ice, a key element of its habitat.

So full protection seems to have eluded the bears

The Obama administration, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazarhave said their must be other ways to protect the polar bear.

What do you think about the Obama administration’s decision?


Resources


Excerpts courtesy of  LJworld.com Obama won’t fight global warming with polar bear rules
– H. Josef Hebert – A P May 9, 2009

Excerpts courtesy of  CSMonitor.com

Polar bear ruling brings Obama and Palin together like spring-love” – Jimmy Orr

Image courtesy of  Nature’s Crusaders file


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  1. December 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

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