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Polar Bear Not On Brink of Extinction

So, which right-wing nut has decided that the polar bear shouldn’t qualify for listing as an “endangered” species?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Department of the Interior has issued a decision to keep the status of polar bears under the Endangered Species Act as “threatened.”    

The Obama administration claims the polar bear does not qualify as endangered under federal law because it was not “on the brink” of extinction.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service argue there are between 20,000 and 25,000 polar bears and science shows they do not face extinction.


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