This just goes to prove how far you have to go from DC to find actual, real, live common sense. Alaska Gov. Palin Sues Over Polar Bear Listing. If the number of polar bears has actually increased, why then are they being put on the threatened species list? Because some environmental egg-heads THINK the numbers will decline at some point in teh future.
Gov. Palin is challenging that classification (which then impacts a lot of work, industry and other matters that affect the state's economy).