Senate presses Kempthorne over delay on polar bear decision

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne was pressed again today on when the Bush Administration will decide whether to put polar bears on the threatened species list. At a Senate hearing on Interior’s budget request for next year, the polar bear question was brought up by California Democrat Diane Feinstein. Kempthorne got a pointed question from Feinstein after he gave his stock answer for why it’s taking so long.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC