The WSJ provides the more sensible position than the one reported or editorialized in most media. Here's the critical point: Thinking people will see through the environmentalists' PR sham that polar bears must be saved while the truth is bear populations are increasing.
The real radical environmentalist motivation is to prevent exploration for oil, or any other minerals for that matter, on Alaska's continental shelf.
The enviros' steam-rolling attempt to create public support by playing on the cuddly photos of young polar bears should not be swallowed. Suggesting the bears are going extinct if we don't designate them as an endangered species is falsely pandering to people's emotions. Our government should rule against that designation based on the facts.