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
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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