JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Alaska challenged listing of polar bear as endangered species
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On May 22, 2008, Alaskan officials announced that they would file a legal challenge to the Department of the Interior (DOI)'s decision to list the polar bear as threatened on the endangered species list. Governor Sarah Palin claimed that the listing was unnecessary and would have a negative economic impact on development in Alaska. The polar bear was put on the list after two years of research by multiple agencies within the DOI that culminated in a classification that required protections of the animal and its habitat, but permitted continued developments of oil and gas. In June 2011, a federal judge upheld the DOI's classification.

Learn more about endangered species from the JURIST news archive.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2013


 Winston Churchill born
November 30, 2015

 Justice Samuel Chase impeached
November 30, 2015

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org