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Oct 21

Saving the Polar Bear or Obama's CO2 Agenda?

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Co-hosted by the Pacific Legal Foundation

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service, at the urging of environmentalist groups, has added polar bears to the list of “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) despite record high populations of 25,000. What is the logic? Alleged CO2 induced global warming will lead to losses in Arctic sea ice, denying polar bears their habitat. Linking ESA and global warming has significant ramifications for the lives of the American people. Such a link puts any entity emitting CO2 that could, as the argument goes, harm polar bears squarely in the sites of environmental lawyers. Is such an approach in the best interest of the United States? Does it do anything to protect the polar bears? Join us for a panel discussion to investigate these and other related issues.

More About the Speakers

Reed Hopper
Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center, Pacific Legal Foundation

R.J. Smith
Distinguished Fellow, Center for the Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Robert Gordon
Former Professional Staff, House Resources Committee, and Senior Advisor for Strategic Outreach, External Relations, The Heritage Foundation

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David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D. David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change Read More