Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post – The Fix interviews Governor Palin in February 2008
News Item: Alaska to sue to block polar bear listing
The state of Alaska will sue the U.S. government to stop the listing of the polar bear as a threatened species, arguing the designation will slow development in the state, Gov. Sarah Palin said on Wednesday.
Palin said the state will file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington challenging U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s decision to grant Endangered Species Act protections to the polar bear.
The Republican governor has argued that the ice-dependent polar bear, the first mammal granted Endangered Species Act listing because of global warming, does not need additional protections.
“We believe that the listing was unwarranted and that it’s unprecedented to list a currently healthy population based on uncertain climate models,” said Alaska Assistant Attorney General Steven Daugherty.
John McCain could make a statement to his conservative GOP base by selecting Sarah Palin as his vice Presidential choice.
Senator, forget about Romney, Crist or Jindal and invite Palin down for a visit.