Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Administration doesn't like Alaska anymore than it likes Texas

Wonder Why? Well, read this maybe it makes sense to you. As I see it, it is a power grab of land.
Habitat designation won't help polar bears, but will kill Alaska's jobs
by Sean Parnell
Imagine a federal agency listing a species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act even though that species is stable and shows no evidence of decline.

Now imagine that agency setting aside an area larger than the state of California as "designated critical habitat" for that species, and subjecting all activity in that region to federal review, skyrocketing costs, endless delays and certain litigation, despite the agency itself admitting that the critical-habitat designation will do nothing to benefit the species.

Unfortunately, this isn't a hypothetical situation. This is exactly what is occurring in Alaska as the federal government strives to appease environmental advocacy groups.
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