Congress Asks: Why Isn't Polar Bear Endangered?

The polar bear was not present at today's hearing on Capitol Hill, but that doesn't mean the claws weren't out as Congress questioned why the Interior Department has not yet named the animal as endangered. Some members of the Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming suggested that the delay might be more than just typical bureaucratic delay or holiday season hibernation. Is the delay caused by a rush to sell the polar bears' habitat to oil companies for drilling first, they asked? ...Full Story
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