Industry Groups Can Intervene In Polar Bear Suit

Law360, New York (November 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed seven industry groups to intervene on behalf of the government in a lawsuit over the polar bear's protected status, paving the way for them to argue that the Endangered Species Act should not be used to set climate policy.

In an order issued Tuesday, Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part motions filed by the American Petroleum Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Mining Association, the National Association of...
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