Wanted: PR firm to fight species listingsThe argument goes "Polar Bears cost us money as an endangered species. So, we should have them unlisted as endangered species." If you can't spot the numerous non-sequitors in there, give it another read. Since apparently it needs said, Polar Bears are very probably endangered by habitat loss.
The Alaska Legislature is paying for a conference and public relations campaign to persuade Congress to limit the Endangered Species Act.
I'm disappointed by this - it's nothing more than politicization of Science - but I'm not surprised by it. There's a phrase we hear often that goes "We need more science." That means, "We need more people who agree with us." It's one of the things you realize early on in the critter management field. If you're unscrupulous, it also means you found a willing payer to revisit some topic.