Polar bear hearing set
Author: Reed Hopper
As we noted in our Oct 25 post, What's it all mean?, the D.C. District Court has rescheduled oral argument in the listing challenge to the polar bear. The new date is February 23, 2011. This is to allow time for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to offer an interpretation of the term "in danger of extinction" which the court has required to determine if the polar bear is "threatened" or "endangered." The court's memorandum can be read here.
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