Polar Bears' Threatened Status Not Justified, Alaska Claims

Law360, Washington (October 19, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Alaska and several hunter and wildlife conservation groups urged a D.C. Circuit panel on Friday to repeal polar bears' threatened species status, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relied on faulty population models and scientific data to issue the status change.

The appellants challenged the “climate change” and “biological basis” models used by the agency for the decision, claiming the data they rendered wasn't substantiated and couldn't justify the 2008 threatened species categorization.

“The service improperly made the determination based only on a trend of...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.