Could polar bears be saved using ANWR lands?

A long-time foe of oil drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has thrown a new argument into the debate. At a congressional hearing yesterday, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt said climate change could make the coastal plain a lifeline for polar bears, which face serious survival threats because of the projected disappearance of Arctic sea ice in coming decades.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC