Sunday, June 15, 2008

APNewsBreak: Companies get OK to annoy polar bears

The moron's administration just can't surprise me anymore.
Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to annoy and potentially harm them in the pursuit of oil and natural gas.

The Fish and Wildlife Service issued regulations this week providing legal protection to seven oil companies planning to search for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off the northwestern coast of Alaska if "small numbers" of polar bears or Pacific walruses are incidentally harmed by their activities over the next five years.

Environmentalists said the new regulations give oil companies a blank check to harass the polar bear.

Yes the bears will be coming around and are dangerous for workers, but why not just require the oil companies to fence off their sites? They can afford it.

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