Law suit filed to protect polar bears from oil exploration and global warming

polar bear on ice

The Center for Biological Diversity, Pacific Environment and Earthjustice filed suit on Feb. 13 challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approval of oil and gas drilling in the Beaufort Sea and adjacent coastal plains.

The agency violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the National Environmental Policy Act by refusing to examine how oil and gas activities interact with global warming to threaten polar bears and walrus.


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