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Press Release May 14, 2008

Polar Bears Receive Endangered Species Act Protection

Global warming is harming bears; Earthjustice calls for a time out on Arctic Ocean oil and gas development

Polar bear mother with two cubs on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean.
(Sepp Friedhuber / Getty Images)
Article January 22, 2019

Arctic Refuge Oil Surveys Put Polar Bears In The Crosshairs

Oil and gas industrialization would destroy one of the last truly intact wilderness areas on Earth

Press Release March 5, 2007

Earthjustice Supports Listing of Polar Bear as Threatened

Statement from Earthjustice attorney Clayton Jernigan regarding proposed Endangered Species Act protections for polar bears.

Press Release January 7, 2008

Federal Government Delays Protecting Polar Bear

Global warming continues to destroy polar bear habitat

Press Release February 13, 2007

Suit Filed to Protect Polar Bears, Walrus from Oil/Gas Explorations and Global Warming

Federal regulations fail to account for combined impacts in Beaufort Sea habitat area

A polar bear rests on the edge of an ice sheet.
Article July 16, 2015

To Save Polar Bears, Cut Carbon and Say ‘No’ to Arctic Drilling

When it comes right down to it, there’s only one way to save the sea ice polar bears depend on: cut carbon emissions.

Article February 13, 2009

Drilling Threatens 'Polar Bear Seas'

(UPDATE: Since this was posted, more than 21,000 Earthjustice supporters sent comments to the Minerals Management Service opposing expansion of oil and gas exploration in the "Polar Bear Seas.") The Beaufort and Chukchi seas are home to one in five of the world’s remaining polar bears. That’s why these icy waters north and west of…

Article October 1, 2009

Climate Change Seesaw No Fun for Arctic Polar Bears

Ice-free summers add to existing pressures on bears

video March 3, 2011

Save Our Skins: The Polar Bear

The Endangered Species Act is under attack. From Congress. Politicians are risking the future of wolves, salmon, polar bears and more. Like any self-respecting member of the digital age, these animals are standing up for themselves by channeling the power of the Internet.

Grizzly 399 and three of her cubs walk down Pilgrim Creek Road in Grand Teton National Park.
(Courtesy of Tom Mangelsen)
Article March 9, 2016

Iconic Grizzly Bear to Become More Vulnerable

After decades of work to save them, government regulators are proposing to remove federal protections for Yellowstone’s iconic grizzlies.

Document September 6, 2018

Polar Bears International expert analysis

An expert scientist from Polar Bears International outlines the threats facing polar bears on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if seismic exploration is allowed to proceed.

Article October 4, 2010

Monday Reads: The Bear vs. Zucchini Edition

“Bear also drinks from fishbowl”

Press Release June 4, 2007

Lawsuit Filed to Restore Protections for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

Lack of habitat protection and warming temperatures threaten bears

Press Release March 21, 2007

Bad News for Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears

Delisting does not consider global warming, other problems

Press Release December 15, 2009

Shell Oil Beaufort Sea Drilling Plans Challenged

Analysis of impacts sorely lacking

Press Release January 31, 2008

Alaska Natives and Conservation Groups Challenge Arctic Ocean Lease Sale

Opposition builds against drilling Arctic’s Chukchi Sea

Press Release September 29, 2011

Arctic Shell Game: No Spill Plan, No Problem – Feds Say Just Drill

Broad coalition challenges federal approval of Shell Oil’s plan to drill in the Beaufort Sea

Press Release: Victory December 7, 2020

Federal Court Rejects Trump’s Approval of Offshore Oil-drilling Project in Arctic

Administration’s OK of Hilcorp’s Liberty Project violated federal law, ignored climate change