Let the Legal Battles Begin!
No doubt we are at the precipice of the beginning of a flurry of lawsuits intended to control greenhouse gas emissions or halt arctic oil exploration.
In fact, some groups like the Center for Biological Diversity have already filed suit against the govt that this week's news didn't go FAR ENOUGH.
Yet in listing the bears as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act, Interior Sec. Dirk Kempthorne says this designation offers no more protection than what they currently get under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
I caught up with the secretary immediately following his presser and asked him what he thought the legal fallout from his actions would be...
Friday, May 16, 2008
Posted by Griff at 4:56 PM