Obama administration denying polar bears endangered species status


There has been so much talk of the dwindling number of polar bears due to the increasing temperatures that are melting their habitat.

Why, then, did this happen?

The Obama administration is sticking with a George W. Bush-era decision to deny polar bears endangered species status.

In a court filing Wednesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service defended the previous administration’s decision to give the polar bear the less-protective “threatened” species designation, a move that will frustrate environmentalists who hoped for stronger protections under the Endangered Species Act.