Polar Bear Endangered Species Act Listing

ELR Citation: 41 ELR 20220
No(s). 08-764 (D.D.C. Jun 30, 2011)

A district court, in a 116-page opinion, upheld the FWS' final rule listing the polar bear as a threatened species under the ESA. The FWS' decision to list the bear represents a reasoned exercise of the agency's discretion based on the facts and the best available science as of 2008 when the ag...