Hume, last night :
The group that spearheaded the successful effort to have polar bears listed as a threatened species has a blueprint for further action that could create ripples throughout the U.S. economy.
The Arizona Daily Star reports the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity wants to use the polar bear designation as a springboard to challenge offshore oil and gas leasing in Alaska, launch challenges to the licensing of coal-fired power plants all across the U.S. and oppose local government development plans in major cities.
How can they do this?
The endangered species act requires that all actions carried out by federal agencies be considered in light of their ramifications for habitat of threatened animals.
Meanwhile, Alaska Republican Governor Sarah Palin says she will sue to block the Bush administration from listing the polar bears as threatened. Palin points out that the bear population has dramatically increased over the past 30 years because of conservation.
If you will recall, I told you that crippling the US was what this was about… that the Polar bear was in fact the Camel’s nose. So now, just when we need the increased domestic output from our oil fields, along comes the global warming/animal rights crowd, to put a stop to it. Gee, what great Americans these are. And what can be said of the Administration for signing off on this nonsense?