May 25, 2008 5:23 PM

Alaska's Palin misrepresented state's polar bear findings

A newly released e-mail from last fall shows that Alaska's own biologists were at odds with the administration of Gov. Sarah Palin, which has consistently opposed any new federal protections for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. The governor said the state's scientists didn't believe the polar bear was threatened in a cover letter to the Interior Department and in an opinion piece published in The New York Times.

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