ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Greenpeace and other conservation
groups say the Bush administration doesn't go far enough in its
efforts to protect the polar bear.
The environmental groups, in papers filed in a federal court,
have asked a judge to reject Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne's
actions announced last week because they fail to take steps against
A Center for Biological Diversity spokeswoman says the proposal
goes against "both logic and the law" by not addressing the
primary threat to polar bears, global warming.
The groups also want polar bears classified as endangered,
rather than the less serious threatened, as Kempthorne did last