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Vol. 14, No. 20 Week of May 17, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Salazar keeps ESA rule for polar bears

Says that revoking the rule would cause confusion without improving conservation; U.S. Fish and Wildlife will monitor situation

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced May 8 that he is retaining the Endangered Species Act special rule for polar bears, the rule introduced in May 2008 when the polar bear was listed under the ESA, a listing that primarily resulted from the contraction of the extent of Arctic sea ice, th....

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