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Group to sue to force polar bear recovery plan

...not reviewed the notice and could not immediately respond.In announcing the listing, then-Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said endangered species law would not be used to set climate policy or limit greenhouse gas emissions, a rule affirmed...
Secretary: Pipeline ills shouldn't bar new Arctic drilling

PRUDHOE BAY - Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne was getting his first look Wednesday at BP Alaska's pipeline corrosion that shut down some North Slope oil production, but said...
Senate nears vote on interior secretary

WASHINGTON - A Senate vote on President Bush's nomination of Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to serve as interior secretary could occur as early as today, after Sen. Mary Landrieu dropped her opposition. Sound off on...
Biologists test for bird flu in Alaska

...might bring a deadly avian flu strain to the United States. Sound off on the important issues at Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, visiting a bird nesting site outside Barrow, reported Tuesday that 13,000 bird samples have been tested. While...
Polar bears threatened?

...most polar bears, while a quarter of them live mainly in Alaska and travel to Canada and Russia. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on Wednesday proposed listing polar bears as a "threatened" species on the government list of imperiled species...
Federal officials delay 'challenging' decision on polar bear listing

...Wednesday, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it now hopes to provide a recommendation to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in time for a decision by him within the next month. The department has never declared a species threatened or endangered...
Young files bill to delist polar bears

...despite its increasing populations is absurd and "incredibly irresponsible." Polar bears were listed in 2008 by Dirk Kempthorne, an Interior secretary under then-President George W. Bush, because of an alarming loss of summer sea ice in...
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Young introduces bill to delist polar bear from threatened list

...of hardworking Americans. Polar bears use sea ice to hunt ringed seals and other prey. Former Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, who served under President George W. Bush, declared polar bears threatened in 2008, eight months after summer...
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Bush lifts ban on oil drilling in Bristol Bay

...opportunities for study and public comment before any oil and gas development could take place," said Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne. But he said the bay, as well as expanded drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, "will enhance America's energy security...
Governors agree on ways to protect salmon

...hydropower operations -- but only without jeopardizing the region's electric supply. The plan was released by Govs. Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho, Montana's Marc Racicot, Oregon's John Kitzhaber and Washington's Gary Locke. In two days, federal...


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