Polar Bear Protection Decision Due
UPDATE 10:27am: Hearing we may get a decision this morning. I’ll keep you updated.
A critical decision is expected any minute now from the Obama administration:
A decision involving the iconic polar bear could determine whether protecting endangered species might also help save the earth from global warming.
The Obama administration is approaching a weekend deadline to decide whether it should allow government agencies to cite the federal Endangered Species Act, which protects the bear, for imposing limits on greenhouse gases from power plants, factories and automobiles even if the pollution occurs thousands of miles from where the polar bear lives.
All the regulatory hand-wringing only underscores the need for Congressional leadership on clean energy and climate change. Tell your member of Congress to act now at our Climate Action Center!