Arctic Report July 21, 2017

Report Contains:
Notes from the United State Arctic Research Commission’s 107th Meeting
Highlights from the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
Icebreaker Amendment Voted Down – House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security Appropriations FY2018 Markup
America’s Arctic Economic Ambitions: Opportunities and Limitations – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hearing on Opening ANWR to Drilling – House Committee on Natural Resources
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report May 5, 2017

Report Contains:
A Conversation With Admiral Paul Zukunft, USCG Commandant, Center For Strategic and International Studies
Energy In America: a Conversation with Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Maria Cantwell, Center For Strategic and International Studies
Hearing on Maritime and Transportation Regulatory Issues, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Arctic Research Seminar with Dr. Robert Corell – Arctic Research Consortium of The U.S.
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report September 7, 2016

The House subcommittees for Coast Guard & Marine Transportation and Water Resources & Environment held a joint hearing on Sept. 7 to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard maritime navigation programs and initiatives.
The hearing focused on charting, accurate navigational aids, and the potential rise of “e-navigation.” New electronic navigation technologies could change maritime transportation functions dramatically, and also pose new risks to the system.

Committee on Science, Space, & Technology Full Committee Hearing – Paris Climate Promise: A Bad Deal for America

February 2, 2016 – 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC In his opening statement, Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) said President Obama’s costly new electricity regulations—a cornerstone of the United Nations climate conference agreement in Paris in December—lack constitutional legitimacy because the agreement has not been ratified by the Senate.  In addition, these measures will […]

House Committee on Foriegn Affairs Joint Subcommittee hearing on Charting the Arctic: Security, Economic, and Resource Opportunities

November 17, 2015 – Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC The House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a joint subcommittee hearing “Charting the Arctic: Security, Economic, and Resource Opportunities” where the committee explored how the State Department, Defense Department, and Department of Homeland Security are cooperating and coordinating to support U.S. interests in the far […]

House Committee on Transport Subcommitte on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation hearing "U.S. Coast Guard Overview"

  April 15, 2015 – Washington, DC The House Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation held an overview hearing on the U.S. Coast Guard’s missions on April 15.  Testifying before the subcommittee was Vice Admiral Charles Michel, the U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations. Though the Arctic has loomed up as an increasing concern […]