Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has decided the state will sue the U.S. Federal Government on its decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. In response to Gov. Palin’s announcement, this is the response from Kassie Siegel from the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the organizations suing the U.S. Federal Government to go further in its listing and declare that man made global warming is melting the sea ice and steps need to be taken to stop global warming.

As reported by the Associated Press:

“She’s either grossly misinformed or intentionally misleading, and both are unbecoming,” said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Alaska deserves better.”

Siegel said it was unconscionable for Palin to ignore overwhelming evidence of global warming’s threat to sea ice, the polar bear’s habitat.

“Even the Bush administration can’t deny the reality of global warming,” she said. “The governor is aligning herself and the state of Alaska with the most discredited, fringe, extreme viewpoints by denying this.”

Governor Palin is a hero in my book and I applaud her efforts. I’m glad to have her on my side of the “discredited, fringe, extreme” viewers of global warming.

Hugh Hewitt also applauds Palin’s action.

Tom Remington