State blocks release of polar bear recommendations

While many ears were tuned in for the Interior department’s polar bear listing decision late last week, a UAA professor’s long standing request for the comments of state biologists on the proposal were finally denied. Rick Steiner with the Marine Advisory program at UAA has spent the last 6 months trying to get pre-decisional comments from state staff regarding their recommendations for the bear.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage