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Court rejects Alaska bid to remove
polar bear from threatened list

Anchorage Daily News, by Sean Cockerham

Original Article

Posted By:John c, 3/2/2013 12:11:32 PM

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has rejected the state of Alaska’s attempt to remove polar bears from the threatened species list. Friday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has major implications, because polar bears were the first species to be listed solely on the basis of threats to their survival from global warming. The D.C. appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling supporting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to put polar bears on the federal threatened list.

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Just in case the ice does melts in 40 years there might be no Polar Bears left so they stay on the protected list.
Dumb.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 3/2/2013 12:30:38 PM     (No. 9204720)

Saw a video.
Beautiful polar bear on ice.
Adorable cub walks up --- and is savagely attacked and eaten.
Should show this video- they are not warm and cuddly they are predators of young not their own -it´s natures way.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/2/2013 12:43:31 PM     (No. 9204742)

Zoologist Dr. Susan J. Crockford: Ten good reasons not to worry about polar bears: ´Polar bears are a conservation success story. Their numbers have rebounded remarkably since 1973´

´We can say for sure that there are more polar bears now than there were 40 years ago´


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 3/2/2013 12:53:54 PM     (No. 9204766)

We the people have direct actions we can take (vote) to oversee the Executive and Legislative branch of goobernment. We have no oversight over the Judicial branch. And this a major flaw in the Constitution. WE the people should have the power to remove silly arse judges. And if we had that power, One can rest assured that judges would be more in tone with the lives of real people and not some mystical judicial theory.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hotrod, 3/2/2013 1:36:37 PM     (No. 9204827)

Well, there have been no sightings of Polar Bears around Washington D.C., therfore the bears must still be threatned....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doctor P, 3/2/2013 1:45:30 PM     (No. 9204840)

The court also rejected the LEFT´s petition to have polar bears listed as ENDANGERED for the same reason.

The court gave deference to the Fish and Wildlife decision making process.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/2/2013 1:54:47 PM     (No. 9204859)

After reading the comments on this article in the ADN,it seems the modern residents of Anchorage are suffering from warped democrat brain syndrome. - How is it they don´t know there are more polar bears now than ever,and that Arctic ice melts every summer?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/2/2013 2:12:22 PM     (No. 9204884)

Just the other day, the polar bear spokesbearer, "Floe", said she still had
plenty of ice for her Coke/s.

Send a text to algwhore at his iGloo if there´s a problem or a need...
he has money to burn from OPEC to hep out these here bears.
An´ I´m sure he would.
He´s got a heart o´ gold to match his bank account now. .... s/o

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 3/2/2013 2:29:55 PM     (No. 9204903)

The polar bear population has been growing so rapidly - - that they´ve been spotted as far south as Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The next step is to change their status from "Threatened Species" to "Threatening Species."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LanieLou, 3/2/2013 7:43:33 PM     (No. 9205214)

Scary... Instead of evaluating each sides argument based on its merits, this court unilaterally accepts one side... the left, as the law. I hope they take this to the Supremes.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 3/2/2013 9:02:42 PM     (No. 9205294)

I would like someone to explain to me how things have come to this stage: that great issues are decided, not by we the people, nor by clear legislation, nor by our elected - and supposedly accountable - officials, but by unelected and unaccountable judges and bureaucrats. This condition is completely foreign to a free people.

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