The U.S. Interior Department is back in the news this week. This time is for placing the Polar Bear on the "threatened" species list under the Endangered Species Act. After a 15-month study was conducted, the Secretary viewed the criteria and I believe correctly placed the Polar Bear on this list.
To view one of the articles that appeared the other day on this issue, please visit the following link: Climate Change: Yahoo! Green
To view the News Release from the Interior Department, please visit this link. It contains a link within the article to view the models & study that were conducted in this determination. Also, the Secretary has once again, opened a 60 day period for public comment on this issue. News, U.S. Department of Interior
Also at the Department of Interior's website, http://www.doi.gov is a timeline regarding this issue dating back to December 2006.
To view my previous post regarding a public comment on an Interior Department issue, please click on the following link: Concealed Weapons And The U.S. National Parks... The public comment period on this issue ends 30 June 2008.