Alaska May Ditch Anti-Endangered Species PR Campaign

In February, PRNewser reported on a $1.5 million PR campaign approved by Alaska lawmakers to “curb the Endangered Species Act and the listing of polar bears,” as endangered.

The campaign would have involved a “study” and a conference showing how the Endangered Species Act has delivered “economic damage” to the state.

Now, it appears the campaign may never see the light of day. According to the Anchorage Daily News:

…enthusiasm for the effort fizzled over the last several weeks, legislators said, with some saying it could create a black eye for Alaska if it came across as though politicians were directing the science.

Also, lawyers told Alaska’s legislators that only the state’s governor has the power to wage a national PR campaign.

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