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16 May 2008 @ 09:32 pm
Polars Bears protected....sort of?  
Have you guys heard this about the polar bears? Ridiculous!

the Bush Administration finally listed the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act today. I'd love to tell you that that's great news, but there's a BIG catch. The Administration listed the polar bear as threatened instead of endangered, and invoked a clause (known as a "4(d) exemption") that excludes global warming from the list of threats the federal government has to consider when trying to protect polar bear habitat.

Global warming is the biggest threat facing polar bears today, and this little clause eliminates any protection the listing should have given to the polar bear.

how soon is nowgreenanimal on May 17th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
I wish to swear here but I'll save it in case I'm ever in the same room as GWB
amazing how they leave that part out of the news stories
gummibarengirlgummibarengirl on May 17th, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
haha I feel your pain. Everybody is so excited...I'm like READ THE FINE PRINT PEOPLE!