Okay, so the US public did not want to elect her, but is it right that Governor Palin takes it out on belugas? It would appear that Sarah Palin has decided that oil and gas interests should not be inhibited by those pesky endangered species
In 1979 an aerial survey of the Cook Inlet belugas by University of Alaska biologists estimated their numbers at about 1,300 animals. In 1994
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) biologists only found half that many. By 1998, the population had fallen to 347, NMFS said.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that 'the state of Alaska plans to sue the federal government over its recent decision to list Cook Inlet beluga whales as an endangered species, the governor's office reported Wednesday. The lawsuit would try to rescind the listing.
'It's warranted because the beluga population near Anchorage may already be recovering through cooperative state and federal management efforts', Gov. Sarah Palin is reported to have said.
Seems Gov. Palin's math is not quite up to the job either.