The Arctic is warming twice as fast the rest of the world and investment in infrastructure and research is needed if the U.S. intends to be a leader in the region. The Joint Ocean...
Sen. Angus King of Maine is pushing to add money to the Coast Guard budget for the construction of icebreakers, saying the state’s economy would benefit if the United States had more of the ships to maintain Arctic shipping lanes.
“The need for a precautionary approach” spurs proposal for an internationally-binding agreement.
(From the Federal Register) — Oil and Gas Lease Sale 237 in the Chukchi Sea Planning Area on the Outer Continental Shelf The Department of the Interior has decided to cancel Chukchi Sea Lease...
Extension Of Public Comment Period: Liberty Development And Production Plan In The Beaufort Sea Planning Area
On September 25, 2015, BOEM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Liberty Development and Production Plan (DPP) in the Beaufort Sea Planning Area (80 FR 57873).
With the Arctic becoming more accessible due to receding ice, and congressional interest in the Arctic agenda on the rise with the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a Joint Subcommittee hearing titled, “Charting the Arctic: Security, Economic, and Resource Opportunities.”
More Arctic sea ice melting each summer from global warming is making it easier for ships to plot routes through the environmentally sensitive Bering Strait, and is prompting concerns among U.S. Coast Guard officials about the potential dangers of a vessel crashing and leaking oil.
Shell is walking away from oil exploration in Arctic waters north of Alaska, but it isn’t ready to close the door completely.
The Department of Homeland Security has launched a new research and development center in Alaska, looking to a future in which sophisticated algorithms will help the Coast Guard manage its Arctic responsibilities and respond to emergencies there.
Coast guard leaders from the U.S., Russia and other Arctic nations are pledging to deepen their cooperation in northern seas, where warming temperatures are opening new waterways.