Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sarah Palin Targets Beluga Whales

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wants the Federal protection of the Cook Inlet beluga whales removed. Last October, the National Marine Fisheries Service declared the whale as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, giving the whales protection in the face of proposed offshore oil and gas development in its Cook Inlet habitat.

The pending lawsuit over the beluga's protection represents the second time in recent months that Governor Palin's administration has launched a legal attack against a species imminently threatened by oil and gas development. Alaska is also suing to overturn federal protections for the polar bear.

In her spare time, Governor Palin likes to shoot wolves from the air. What a woman, huh?

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