Polar bears take center stage in the US House

At a U-S House hearing today, critics of the delay in listing polar bears as threatened were dissatisfied by the answers they heard from Interior Department officials. Some lawmakers are pushing legislation to hold off a Chukchi Sea oil and gas lease sale until after a listing decision if Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne does not take that action himself.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC

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