Archive of: National Politics

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US releases ‘One Arctic’ theme as it readies to take chair February Issue 4 2015

US releases ‘One Arctic’ theme as it readies to take chair

The Arctic Council wants to make sure citizens and politicians start looking northward as trade routes, natural resource development and national security issues emerge. The United States will enter into the chair position of the Arctic Council in April 2015, taking over for Canada, which held the position since 2013. The chair position is held for two years before being taken by another of the eight member countries.

February Issue 2 2015

ConocoPhillips delays GMT-1 amid BLM talks

Delegation vows fight after federal moves on ANWR, OCS February Issue 1 2015

Delegation vows fight after federal moves on ANWR, OCS

If tickets could be sold to Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s hearings in March on the Interior Department’s annual appropriation, it would be a sell-out crowd as Secretary Sally Jewell is sure to come in for a roasting. The Secretary has blocked a medical evacuation road for King Cove, in southwest Alaska, placed large areas of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off limits to oil and gas exploration, and has recommended wilderness status for the bulk of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including its coastal plain that has potential for large new oil and gas discoveries.