Power Plants And Polar Bears

Law360, New York (March 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- What do polar bears and power plants have in common? Polar bears are completely dependent on Arctic sea ice for their survival. The Arctic is getting warmer, and more of the sea ice is melting – a trend that may be accelerating.

In late December, the Bush Administration recognized that the loss of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is threatening the continued existence of polar bears. Later this year, it is expected to formally recognize polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangered...
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