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Activist in Polar Bear Costume Peacefully Protests

Feature story | January 30, 2008 at 18:00

A Greenpeace activist was arrested today for peacefully protesting the Bush Administration’s delay in issuing a final Endangered Species Act listing for the polar bear due to global warming. The activist, dressed in a polar bear suit, initiated a...

Bush-era regulation gutting protections for Polar Bear becomes Obama-era regulation...

Feature story | May 12, 2009 at 16:11

Following Secretary Ken Salazar’s announcement that he would not rescind the “polar bear special rule,” which guts Endangered Species Act protections for polar bears, Greenpeace conducted a direct communication outside of the Department of the...

Polar bear listing falls short of real protection

Feature story | May 14, 2008 at 18:21

For the last three years, the Department of Interior has been dragging its feet when it comes to protecting the polar bear. Today, it finally listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This might seem like a victory...

Another delay in the fight to save the Polar Bear

Feature story | March 9, 2008 at 19:00

In December of 2005, Greenpeace and two other conservation groups sued the Bush administration when it missed its first legal deadline to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Three years later, the federal government...

New Court Ruling Offers Polar Bears a New Chance for Survival

Blog by Michelle Frey | November 4, 2010 2 comments

Sign up today and recieve updates on our latest activities, including our fight to save the remaining polar bears in the Arctic. A federal judge ordered the Department of the Interior to reconsider its 2008 decision not to...

Environmental Groups Sue Bush Administration to Force Polar Bear Protection

Media release | March 9, 2008 at 19:00

Today Greenpeace, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) sued the Bush administration for missing its legal deadline for issuing a final decision on whether to list the polar bear under the...

Congressional Climate Task Force calls for coal leasing reform

Blog by Joe Smyth | December 20, 2013

The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change today released several recommendations for the Department of Interior to support President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, including a call to reform the federal coal leasing program. The white...

21 groups call for moratorium on Powder River coal in letter to new Interior...

Blog by Joe Smyth | April 15, 2013

The leaders of 21 organizations welcomed Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to her first day on the job today with a letter calling for “an immediate moratorium on new coal leasing in the Powder River Basin and a comprehensive … Continue...

Interior Secretary Jewell challenged on coal moratorium in Oregon

Blog by Joe Smyth | May 24, 2013

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was asked about her plans to establish a moratorium on federal coal leasing yesterday, during her first visit to the Pacific Northwest, OPB reports: An activist from the group Columbia Riverkeeper used the chance...

18,500 citizens send comments to Department of Interior to help polar bears

Blog by Melanie Duchin | December 3, 2010 33 comments

UPDATE: we are now over 22,000 comments sent to the Department of the Interior! Just three days ago, we asked our supporters to help save the polar bears. The timeframe for public comment was tight, so I was nervous about the...

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