Alaskan polar bear listing concerns

September 20, 2007 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Alaska, Oil development, Polar bear, Subsistence hunting | Leave a comment

“We have been told that localized uses, such as oil development and subsistence hunting, are not implicated in the projected decline of polar bear populations,” Governor Palin said. “Although we are encouraged by the conclusion, Alaskans remain concerned about what the future might bring in terms of ESA restrictions on human activity and the designation of critical habitat.”

So Alaska’s Governor has called for the comment period to be extended from 15 to 60 days.

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