Let’s make like Sarah Palin, and put money ahead of science! Via Ecorazzi:
Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska — former Republican Vice-Presidential pick, avid hunter, and super secret scientist — has announced that the federal government was wrong to place the beluga whale on the endangered species list. Obviously, Governor Palin must have done a tremendous amount of independent scientific study to arrive at this conclusion. Or she’s a puppet for oil and gas interests. Take your pick. From the article,
The State of Alaska fears that protected status for beluga whales and polar bears will hurt fisheries, tourism, and oil and gas exploration, and believes the population of belugas has stabilized and is recovering. Cook Inlet is the most populated and fastest growing watershed in Alaska, and with significant proposed offshore oil and gas development in beluga habitat, the area could seriously impact recovery for the whales.
News of Palin’s decision to sue the feds…
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