Climate Change: Potential Impact Of Polar Bear Listing

Law360, New York (June 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As more species are listed under the ESA, and as critical habitat is designated due to alleged impacts of global climate change, it is anticipated that environmental groups will file more ESA ligitation.

On May 15, 2008, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service) listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).[1] The polar bear is the third species (after two species of coral) and the first mammal listed under the ESA due, in part, to the impacts of...
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