Polar Bears & Walruses vs. Reality & Logic

It remains to be seen whether we can score one for The Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept of Interior), but kudos go out to those brave civil servants who have issued legal protection to seven oil companies exploring in northwest Alaska if they annoy the wildlife.

Now less than a month ago, the White House offered its most recent stance on polar bears, saying that they’re a threatened species due to global warming.

Naturally, environmental groups whine that the regulations give oil companies a blank check to harass the polar bear or walruses in the Chukchi Sea. Heaven forbid.

So much the better, I say. Polar bears do some pretty severe harrassing of their own. Seems like man should have just as much right to self-preservation, does it not?