Companies get OK to annoy polar bears
By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jun 14, 12:06 PM ET
WASHINGTON - 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.
I used to consider myself an environmentalist. I'm for clean air and water and keeping our planet as clean as possible, but now that the idiots have taken over the term, I don't listen to anything a so called environmentalist has to say. They have no common sense, they are anti-human and I consider them all NUTS. As for global warming, I've seen nothing to show that it exists, but even if it did Humans can't control it. It's in mother nature's hands (a term atheists use instead of GOD). Humans are at God's mercy not the other way around.