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Sen. Murkowski: Ruling Reinforces Limits on Endangered Species Act



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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following comment regarding a federal judge's ruling on the listing of the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act (ESA):

"Today's decision reinforces the position of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the ESA is not an appropriate tool to address greenhouse gas emissions," Murkowski said. "The misapplication of well-intentioned statutes carries the risk of serious consequences for our struggling economy."

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