President Obama upholds Bush-era policy on polar bear protection

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 9, 2009, titled President Obama upholds Bush-era policy on polar bear protection. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Interior Department on Friday let stand a Bush administration policy barring the federal government from using the precarious state of the U.S. polar bear population as a reason to crack down on global warming, which upset environmentalists and pleased oil and gas companies.

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Michael D Smith

Homer Glen, IL

#1 May 9, 2009
"the precarious state of the U.S. polar bear population"? What are you kidding? Up 400% in the last few decades, is that not enough? Do you want them throughout the US, like in Miami or something? Would 800% be enough?

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Mike Lorrey

Claremont, NH

#2 May 9, 2009
Polar bear populations in both Alaska and Canada are not threatened, their populations are much higher today than 30 years ago. Oh, and btw: the arctic ice coverage is now above the 1979-2000 average.... fancy that...

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#3 May 10, 2009
When I first heard of the Endangered Species Act, I thought it applied to diminishing populations. Isn't that what endangered means?

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