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Bush To Wipe Out Polar Bears, Implies BBC Photo Editor


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- 4015 days ago - gawker.com
Look, it's an adorable polar bear, roaming free in an ice field! Awww. But, wait, why is the BBC using it to illustrate their lead story about President Bush's renewed push for offshore oil drilling? Because Bush is also calling for drilling in the



   

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Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday August 31, 2008, 11:45 am
Oil Group Joins Alaska in Suing to Overturn Polar Bear Protection The American Petroleum Institute and four other business groups filed suit Thursday against Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, joining Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's administration in trying to reversethe listing of the polar bear as a threatened species. On Aug. 4, the state of Alaska filed a lawsuit opposing the polar bear's listing, arguing that populations as a whole are stable and that melting sea ice does not pose an imminent threat to their survival.
[Click here for picture of Palin sitting on dead grizzly bear in her Anchorage office. ('Do unto others,' Sarah, remember? The Golden Rule applies to bears, too.)]
 
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