May 08, 2008

Yes or No, Bush Administration?

Posted by: Karyn Gregory

With the Burke's upcoming exhibit The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World, this recent NYT article really caught my attention:
A federal judge on Monday gave the Interior Department until May 15 to come to a decision on whether to give polar bears protection under the Endangered Species Act. The ruling, coming after nearly four months of departmental delays, rejected the government's contention that the case was too complicated to decide before June 30.
Around the same time, President Bush has again recommended drilling in the ANWR region for oil, physically disrupting the polar bears habitat. However, by placing the polar bear on the endangered species list, the government will be pressured to address the issue and take action against climate change.