The legislation, S. 1406, to close the loophole in the law was introduced by
U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). Earlier this
week, U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) introduced
H.R. 2327, an identical bill in the House of Representatives.
“The polar bear has become a tragic symbol of our threatened environment, and
of the wildlife that pays the price for dangerous practices,” Sen. Kerry said.