UPDATE: Gov. Palin made it clear in an interview with Newsmax magazine that she doesn't believe humans are the cause of global climate change. This is out of the mainstream of even the Republican party who includes global warming in their political platform. To read about Gov. Palin's view on global warming, click HERE.
John McCain is holding a rally today where he will announce Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate. Palin has not been in politics a very long time. She has served as Alaska's Governor for only two years and prior to that served as Mayor of a city with less than 10,000 residents. In spite of her lack of experience, she has made her positions known on a variety of environmental issues.
- Gov. Palin is pro-drilling. She supports expanded drilling in Alaska, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
- Gov. Palin opposes listing polar bears as species threatened by the effects of global climate change.
- Gov. Palin serves as the Chair for the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, which works to promote the expansion of oil and gas usage.
- Gov. Palin leads the National Governors Association Natural Resources Committee which is partly responsible for pushing legislation that expands oil and gas drilling in states.
- Gov. Palin fought federal fishery plans to protect the stellar sea lion from over fishing by the large Alaskan fishing industry.