Eco-criminals seize arctic refuge for polar bears with the stroke of a pen.
Not that the Bushco corporate criminals give a fig but only days before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is due to decide if the polar bear should be listed under the Endangered Species Act due to severe habitat loss from melting sea ice in Alaska's Arctic Ocean caused by global warming the Minerals Management Service (MMS), an agency within the Department of Interior (DOI), issued its Final Notice of Intent for the Chukchi Lease Sale 193 opening approximately 29.7 million acres of the pristine Chukchi Sea to oil and gas activities on January 2.
Perhaps they figure it doesn't matter since many polar bears are already dying from heat exhaustion
Yet another reason why I believe that when the dust settles on this time in history, GWB's biggest legacy with not be his military adventure into Iraq but his scandalous refusal to do anything about the impact of global climate change.
Labels: arctic, Big Oil, Bushco, endangered species, environment, environmntal crimes, global warming, polar bears