Impact of bruin listing still in limbo
Legal, regulatory tangle obscures potential effect of “threatened” designation for polar bears on Alaska’s resource industries
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Four months after U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne listed the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, the issue has become a legal and regulatory tangle, leaving the impact on Alaska's resource industries still unclear.
Industry groups, conservation organizations, and th....
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Protecting the species
Protecting resource development
Designating critical habitat
Wading through the courts
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