Sen. Murkowski: Ruling Reinforces Limits on Endangered Species Act

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.”