15 January 2009

Palin and whale protection

Isn't this heart warming?

Alaska is upset because of increased federal protection for beluga whales. By the way, according to scientists, these "whales were headed toward extinction."

Excerpt from Yahoo:

Gov. Sarah Palin opposed the listing because of the impact it could have on major Alaska development projects, including oil and gas development and expanding the Anchorage port. She said in a statement that the state had worked cooperatively with the federal government to protect and conserve the whales.