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Palin says Alaska will sue over polar bear listing
Alaska Daily News ^ | 5/22/08 | DAN JOLING

Posted on 05/22/2008 9:43:38 AM PDT by girlangler

SPECIES STATUS: Unreliable data, threat to energy development cited.

By DAN JOLING The Associated Press

The State of Alaska will sue to challenge the recent listing of polar bears as a threatened species, Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday.

She and other Alaska elected officials fear a listing will cripple oil and gas development in prime polar bear habitat off the state's northern and northwestern coasts.

(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: endangered; energy; environment; esa; globalwarming; lawsuit; palin; polarbear; sarahpalin; veep

1 posted on 05/22/2008 9:43:39 AM PDT by girlangler
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Grammy; george76; proud_yank; SJackson; jazusamo; Beagle8U

Ping


2 posted on 05/22/2008 9:44:56 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

Good News!!!! At least the state of Alaska gets it. It is time for us all to start demanding that Congress open up ANWAR and our off shore reserves for exploration and drilling!


3 posted on 05/22/2008 9:47:43 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: girlangler

There goes McCain’s veep spot.


4 posted on 05/22/2008 9:47:53 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Ronald Reagan Fought Regulation, John McCain Brought Regulation...)
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To: girlangler

Looks as though some elected officials know what they’re doing.


5 posted on 05/22/2008 9:48:39 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: girlangler

Good job Palin! She’s correct...the new law allows ANYONE to bring suit and push off ANY kind of a project for a review that could take years.....
What a mess our lilly livered leaders have created!


6 posted on 05/22/2008 9:49:28 AM PDT by HappyinAZ
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To: girlangler

Get this woman on TV, and on radio!

Don’t Republicans have PR firms?


7 posted on 05/22/2008 9:50:05 AM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: girlangler

I would like to ask a serious question along the lines of this thread.

When did the “sue to get your political agenda passed” begin in this country? I don’t remember it as a kid and now it seems that is par for the course. What the heck happened and when? And how do you sue an Agency for not doing something you wanted? Madness.


8 posted on 05/22/2008 9:51:20 AM PDT by doodad
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To: girlangler

Good on ya Alaska!!!!...’bout time somebody gets it. Have relatives who were ‘sourdoughs’ in Nome from the gold rush days. Proud of that fact.


9 posted on 05/22/2008 9:51:25 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever
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To: girlangler

Hopefully the Alaskan Eskimos will have a say in this i.e. the ruling discriminates against native Americans. I believe that they have been all for drilling in ANWR.


10 posted on 05/22/2008 9:52:46 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: HappyinAZ

How can you sue a faceless entitity anyway? Why not lobby for legislation like Anmericans used to do?


11 posted on 05/22/2008 9:53:26 AM PDT by doodad
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To: girlangler
The rules people...the RULES!


12 posted on 05/22/2008 9:54:29 AM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: girlangler
Canada may also want to sue over the listing!

If polar bears are listed it will end American hunters from bringing home a trophy of the very limited number of permits issued.
The tags are very expensive ( well over 25k) and more than 90% are sold to Americans. The fees from those hunts pays for 95% of polar bear study and research.

13 posted on 05/22/2008 9:55:39 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: girlangler; Entrepreneur; fieldmarshaldj; Beagle8U; sionnsar; NormsRevenge

Good for Palin!


14 posted on 05/22/2008 9:57:10 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Karl Marx supported free trade. Does that make him a free market conservative?)
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To: Beagle8U

Good point Beagle8U. That’s one reason Safari Club International was opposed to this listing.


15 posted on 05/22/2008 9:58:24 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Conservative4Ever; proud_yank

Those folks are a different breed!!! I have a friend who was a fishing/hunting guide there when it was a frontier.

Yank has talked with him, he’s one of a kind.


16 posted on 05/22/2008 10:00:30 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: CrappieLuck

Meant to ping you.


17 posted on 05/22/2008 10:01:23 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

God Bless Gov. Sarah Palin. Oh how I wish Bush, McCain, or any of our Replublican leaders in D.C. would back her up on this. But don’t count on it.


18 posted on 05/22/2008 10:02:27 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: girlangler

I’m glad to see some sanity in the Republican party. Kind of hard to find lately.


19 posted on 05/22/2008 10:06:56 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: girlangler
Palin argued there is not enough evidence to support a listing.

This is very good news, she is correct and from what I've read much of the evidence that has been used is faulty. I believe if an unbiased judge with a little common sense is on the case this ruling will be over turned.

20 posted on 05/22/2008 10:09:06 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: girlangler

Polar bear have been around for many ice ages AND the warm periods between the ice ages.

Therefore, warming will not cause extinction of polar bear.

Remember, they did not evolve during the last ice age.


21 posted on 05/22/2008 10:10:24 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: jazusamo
I believe if an unbiased judge with a little common sense is on the case this ruling will be over turned.

You presume one can be found.

Recall that Alaska is located in the 9th Circuit...

22 posted on 05/22/2008 10:11:57 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01

There are a few in the 9th Circus though they are greatly out numbered, ley us pray. :)


23 posted on 05/22/2008 10:15:56 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: girlangler
Kassie Siegel Who is Kassie Siegel???? Vegetarian, Bezerkely Grad, Loonie http://www.grist.org/comments/interactivist/2007/01/15/siegel/
24 posted on 05/22/2008 10:17:50 AM PDT by antceecee (where do we go from here Ollie?.)
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To: antceecee
Who is Kassie Siegel????

She's a moonbat eviro nazi whacked out nut job! Besides that she looks like a loonie in snow clothes. :-)

25 posted on 05/22/2008 10:30:17 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: girlangler

This is why Sarah Palin should be on McCain’s ticket and not that assclown Huckabee.


26 posted on 05/22/2008 10:30:31 AM PDT by montag813
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To: girlangler

The ONLY thing that could get me to vote for McCain would be Palin in the VP spot.


27 posted on 05/22/2008 10:31:27 AM PDT by Anonymous Rex ( For Rent)
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To: BubbaBobTX

I think eventually this has to get to the Supreme Court so they can right the obviously wrong decision they made recently when they declared CO2 pollution and thus under gov’t’s ability to ‘regulate’ The enviro/marxist Branch Algorians have always tried to use the administrative and judicial process to acheive what they never could through the ballot. If Americans voted today on offshore oil and gas development in ANWR, west and east coast and ALL of the Gulf of Mexico, 90% would vote for drilling. 10% would follow Saint Al and his marxist allies.


28 posted on 05/22/2008 10:32:07 AM PDT by milwguy (........)
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To: Hazwaste

YUMMY!


29 posted on 05/22/2008 10:36:30 AM PDT by LeftiesBinWhinin (Reach out and touch an Islamic extremist - with your shotgun.)
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To: doodad
When did the “sue to get your political agenda passed” begin in this country?

Probably got going for real with the success in forcing Nixon to resign.

30 posted on 05/22/2008 10:37:34 AM PDT by RightWhale (You are reading this now)
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To: girlangler

Good for her.

I must say I’m very disappointed in the Secretary of the Interior’s decision. He is evidently fairly conservative, and has a zero rating from the environuts, in his former role as a politician. But it seems to be another case of the Bush administration refusing to stand up to the whackos.

Global Warming could be discredited, yet this pestilant decision will remain on the books to impede progress on the energy front. I wish he had just shot the whole thing down, and the hell with the polar bear lovers.


31 posted on 05/22/2008 10:40:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: antceecee

“Even the Bush administration can’t deny the reality of global warming,” she said. “The governor is aligning herself and the state of Alaska with the most discredited, fringe, extreme viewpoints by denying this.”


32 posted on 05/22/2008 10:42:25 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: girlangler

I love our Governor, and I’m not afraid to say it. Thankfully, Mrs. VPINTHEAK feels the same way.


33 posted on 05/22/2008 10:43:20 AM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Hazwaste

definately not GUILTY, wow


34 posted on 05/22/2008 10:48:28 AM PDT by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: girlangler

Some background on just who these people are that are pushing their agenda:
http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:9hVqK5jENwAJ:www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/75365.php+Dr.+Robin+Silver+center+for+biodiversity&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=10&gl=us&client=firefox-a
http://www.guidestar.org/pqShowGsReport.do?npoId=176894&partner=justgive

Members of their board:
Chair:
Marcey Olajos (taken from Zoominfo Business)
Center for Biological Diversity
Tucson, Arizona
Board Membership and Affiliations

Web References

1.
1. Great Old Broads for Wilderness/Board
www.greatoldbroads.org/board.h - [Cached]

Published on: 2/6/2006 Last Visited: 2/6/2006
Marcey Olajos
...
Marcey is a founding member of the board of the Wyss Foundation, a family foundation concerned with the protection of wilderness in the inner mountain west. She is also on the board of the Center for Biological Diversity, based in Tucson. The Center’s mission is to protect endangered species and their habitats with a strong emphasis on science and environmental law. She has a B.S. in Zoology from Northern Arizona University and spent almost 20 years running a cardiology research lab at the Veterans Ad. hospital in Tucson.

Secretary -
Todd Schulke, Pinos Altos, NM

Mr. Schulke is a founder and staff member of the Center for Biological Diversity. He holds a degree from Evergreen State College in environmental studies and has been a professional environmentalist for over 12 years. He worked for five years on grazing and off road vehicle issues in southern California before moving to New Mexico in 1989.

Mr. Peter J. Galvin
Conservation Director

Center for Biological Diversity
Oakland, California

Employment History

*
Conservation Director1
Center for Biological Diversity

Headquarters Address:
P.O. Box 40090
Berkeley, CA 94704-4090
USA
Website: www.biologicaldiversity.org
Phone: (510) 499-9185
Fax: (510) 841-0187

The Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law, and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction.
*
Conservation Biologist2
Center for Biological Diversity

Headquarters Address:
P.O. Box 40090
Berkeley, CA 94704-4090
USA
Website: www.biologicaldiversity.org
Phone: (510) 499-9185
Fax: (510) 841-0187

*
Member, One of the Groups3
Center for Biological Diversity

Headquarters Address:
P.O. Box 40090
Berkeley, CA 94704-4090
USA
Website: www.biologicaldiversity.org
Phone: (510) 499-9185
Fax: (510) 841-0187

Board Membership and Affiliations

*
Board Member5
Beech Hill Foundation

Education
Masters Degree5
Vermont College of Norwich University

Bachelors Degree5
Prescott College

View all 485 references Web References

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1. www.enn.com
www.enn.com/press_releases/247 - [Cached]

Published on: 5/9/2008 Last Visited: 5/9/2008
“While there are a few aspects of today’s accord we can celebrate, including the potential acquisition of 49,000 acres for a state park, this deal contains numerous “˜poison pill’ provisions, including the development of Tejon Mountain Village in the heart of condor critical habitat and Centennial, the largest single development ever to be proposed in California,” said Peter Galvin, conservation director at the Center for Biological Diversity.
2.
2. DIVergence ACCord Projects - Base Clearance
www.divergenceaccord.org/proje - [Cached]

Published on: 4/29/2005 Last Visited: 1/10/2007
“The continued bombing and destruction of rare and migratory birds on Farallon de Medinilla is an ecological travesty and is an embarrassment to our nation,” said Peter Galvin, Conservation Biologist for the Center for Biological Diversity.
3.
3. www.nativegrowers.com
www.nativegrowers.com/?p=48#re - [Cached]

Last Visited: 10/20/2007
“The California building industry is trying to sink Noah’s Ark,” said Peter Galvin, Conservation Director for the Center for Biological Diversity (Center), one of the groups intervening in the case.
4.
4. www.biologicaldiversity.org
www.biologicaldiversity.org/sw - [Cached]

Published on: 3/13/2007 Last Visited: 3/13/2007
Peter Galvin, Conservation Director. Peter is a co-founder of the Center. Peter holds a Bachelors Degree from Prescott College and a Masters Degree from Vermont College of Norwich University; he coordinates CBD’s legal actions, oversees CBD’s California, Pacific Island and International Programs and helps formulate Center policy and strategy. Before working for the Center, Peter worked as a contract wildlife researcher for the U.S Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Peter also serves on the Board of Directors of the Beech Hill Foundation, and is a member of the Science Oversight Team for the Global Owl Project.
5.
5. www.biologicaldiversity.org
www.biologicaldiversity.org/sw - [Cached]

Published on: 4/3/2000 Last Visited: 3/13/2007
Peter Galvin, (510) 841-0812, ext. 2 (CBD) Photos (electronic or hard copy) available on request: (808) 599-2436
...
“Without critical habitat, we risk losing these magnificent species forever,” said Peter Galvin, conservation biologist for the Center for Biological Diversity.


35 posted on 05/22/2008 11:02:44 AM PDT by antceecee (where do we go from here Ollie?.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Governor should answer this with:
Kassie is aligning herself and her organization with the most discredited fringe, extreme viewpoints in espousing her belief in global warming.


36 posted on 05/22/2008 11:16:01 AM PDT by antceecee (where do we go from here Ollie?.)
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To: antceecee

Thanks antceecee. I am familiar with the Center for Biological Diversity, they are bad news. Most folks don’t know who they are and what their true agendas are.

I just deleted an email yesterday I wish I could share with you (needed to clean out my inbox, I get lots of email alerts from these groups, know the enemy).

I am an outdoor writer/editor, so I keep up with a lot of these issues involving public lands, access, etc.

Note the former members of the USFWS, U.S. Forest Service in the material you posted. These agencies are being infiltrated by “professional environmentalists.” I was told of this by some oldtimers in these agencies a decade or more ago.

“Before working for the Center, Peter worked as a contract wildlife researcher for the U.S Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.”


37 posted on 05/22/2008 11:37:40 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Cicero

I’m disappointed too, as are many others.

I wonder how much political pressure, and from whom, led to this decision.


38 posted on 05/22/2008 11:42:57 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

Bush has stood up on some issues, but he has constantly, and very expensively for our country, caved on environmental issues.

And what has he gained from it? The greenies absolutely hate him. He has gotten zero credit, and will get none from doing this. Not one of the people pushing this will ever vote Republican in their lives, no matter how much Bush or McCain try to cater to them. Nor will the media even hint that he might be concerned about the environment.


39 posted on 05/22/2008 12:49:53 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: girlangler; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; rdl6989; IrishCatholic; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

40 posted on 05/22/2008 4:55:17 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: girlangler
Here the study did by Informs about the polar bears.
‘The authors examined nine U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Reports. The studies include “Forecasting the Wide-Range Status of Polar Bears at Selected Times in the 21st Century” by Steven C. Amstrup et. al. and “Polar Bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea II: Demography and Population Growth in Relation to Sea Ice Conditions” by Christine M. Hunter et al.

Prof. Armstrong and his colleagues concluded that the most relevant study, Amstrup et al. properly applied only 15% of relevant forecasting principles and that the second study, Hunter et al. only 10%, while 46% were clearly contravened and 23% were apparently contravened.

Further, they write, the Geologic Survey reports do not adequately substantiate the authors’ assumptions about changes to sea ice and polar bears’ ability to adapt that are key to the recommendations.

Therefore, the authors write, a key feature of the U.S. Geological Survey reports is not scientifically supported.

The consequence, they maintain, is significant: The Interior Department cannot use the series of reports as a sound scientific basis for a decision about listing the polar bear as an endangered species.

http://www.informs.org/article.php?id=1383

Alaska may not be the only ones suing the dept. of interior. The Pacific Legal Foundation will be giving notice to the dept. of interior to de-list the polar bear.

http://community.pacificlegal.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Pageaspx?pid=183&srcid=183

41 posted on 05/22/2008 8:51:15 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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