Skip to comments.Alaska seeks to block U.S. protections for belugas
Posted on 01/14/2009 3:33:09 PM PST by redk
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Five months after suing to keep polar bears off the U.S. threatened species list, Alaska's government said Wednesday it plans to issue a similar challenge to block federal protections for a struggling population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, a mature oil-producing basin.
Former vice presidential hopeful Gov. Sarah Palin said the energy-rich state believes the Endangered Species Act protections for belugas announced in October by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are unwarranted.
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Gotta love when common sense triumphs over political correctness.
Thanks for the pleasant memory. My sainted mother used to use that term.
Thank you, Governor Palin!
Whats a beluga whale? Will I ever see one? Why would I want to see one? They could die off with all the Polar Bears I don’t care.Lets drill in Alaska to lower our cost on fuel to save this country. Lets stop sending our money to the Arabs who in return by the U.S. out from under us. Let them drill where ever they want. The Russians are drilling in Cuba and stealing our oil.
There was at one time a large population of Belugas here in Cook Inlet. The feds, in their infinite wisdom opened the Inlet to subsistance harvest by Alaska Natives. Natives traveled from all over the state to participate. The resulting "Harvest" has decimated the Belugas to the point of endangerment.
Heres to the tree and whale huggers=
Do the Indian hunters use outboard motors and .50 caliber rifles for killing Beluga whales? Some groups hunt other whales with modern tech for purposes known only to them in their highly modified “traditional” culture.
The feds and their greenie stooges brought this situation on themselves. Now the greenies want to use the situation that THEY created to block Oil and Gas and other development, commercial fishing (Only by non-natives) and any other use of Cook Inlet.
It's where most of the Salmon and Halibut in my freezer come from!
It's all the "traditional" substance lifestyle after all!
Honestly, I never knew this bureaucracy existed. Holy crap.
Damn that video is funny and sad at the same time!
This one is better= Emotional Hippies - Crying Over Dead Trees parody
Post Office Cat Evicted (for not paying taxes)
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Posted on 01/13/2009 5:43:48 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
C’mon Sarah have a heart, you let your daughter have unprotected sex before marriage (when is that marriage coming by the way?) and don’t have sympathy on the poor belugas?
Did you highlight it so you can post it on your KOS and DU accounts, or did you post it there 1st?
You can look at my track record - I’ll admit I’m RINO but to me Sarah is a very polarizing candidate who needs to get her own house in order otherwise it’s gonna be another long four years for us. I think Huckabee is a much better Conservative candidate
Your comments above offend me as a woman.
But then, considering you prefer Huskster, the faux conservative, I’m not surprised. Get back to me when 58 million people vote for your candidate.