Alaskan Natives Threaten DOI With Polar Bear Suit

Law360, New York (January 18, 2011, 7:48 PM EST) -- A group representing native Alaskans plans to sue the U.S. Department of Interior over the agency's designation of a protected area for polar bears that the group claims will harm the livelihood of native communities and residents.

The Arctic Slope Regional Corp. sent a letter to the DOI on Monday, giving the department 60 days notice of a lawsuit against its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the designating of more than 180,000 square miles of Alaska as a critical habitat for polar bears.

The letter...
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