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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-10 06:53 AM
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6. Two points wrong with this:
Edited on Thu Nov-25-10 06:54 AM by Nihil
> The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as
> a "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could add restrictions
> to future offshore drilling for oil and gas.
> The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaska coast, is about
> 13,000 square miles, or 8.3 million acres, less than in a preliminary plan
> released last year.

1) Reducing the area for the sake of "future offshore drilling for oil and gas"
is sick when the whole reason for that designated area is to try to preserve the
creatures that are suffering from the effects of excessive oil & gas extraction.

2) As this area "includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaska coast" and even they
recognise that "the greatest threat is the melting of Arctic sea ice", just how much
genuine help is it (as opposed to just being a puppet show news-bite) to give the
polar bears more empty water to drown in?

Smoke & f*cking mirrors again ...
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