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Vol. 13, No. 20 Week of May 18, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Kempthorne lists polar bear as threatened

Interior secretary accepts scientific studies on loss of sea ice as threat to polar bears; says Endangered Species Act inflexible

Kristen Nelson

Petroleum News

Citing “the best available science” and the inflexibility of the Endangered Species Act, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne said May 14 that he has accepted the recommendation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the polar bear as a threatened species. Kempthorne said the listing wi....

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