Alaska Legislative Council Approves PR Campaign To Fight Endangered Species Act

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A $1.5 million PR campaign to “curb the Endangered Species Act and the listing of polar bears,” as endangered has been approved by the Alaska Legislative Council, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

From the story:

The Legislative Council has solicited bids from public relations firms willing to organize a conference in Anchorage on the act, with the findings to be used in the public relations effort.

“We should be very mindful there’s great potential for PR damage that could come from this if we let politicians do the science instead of scientists do the science,” said Senate Majority Leader Johnny Ellis.

The PR campaign would seek to show how the Endangered Species Act has delivered “economic damage” to the state, and to call for limits to the act.