WASHINGTON, DC JANUARY 19, 2018 By Stacy Ettinger Arctic communities considering deals with international investors and developers should be aware of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and how it could affect potential transactions. The vast resources of the Arctic are increasingly appealing to international investors and developers. The United States […]

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 June 23, 2017

Report Contains:
Overview of the Wilson Center Arctic Circle Forum
Track 1: Investment
Track 2: Cooperation
Track 3: Science and Research
Track 4: Security
The Universal Service Fund and Rural Broadband Investment, Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report June 9, 2017

Report Contains:
The National Security Implication of Climate Change, Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Coast Guard Sea, Land, and Air Capabilities, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Future of the Paris Agreement and Global Climate Change: Cooperation without U.S. Leadership, Bookings Institute
Hearing to Study Cost Reductions in Emerging Energy Technologies, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report May 26, 2017

Report Contains:
Canada’s Defense Policy Review – CSIS
Balance for Oil, Imbalance for LNG? – CSIS
Role of States in EPA Rulemaking – House Subcommittee on Environment
Nomination Hearing to Consider DOE and FERC Nominees – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report May 19, 2017

Report Contains:
The Future of Energy in America, American Council for Capital Formation
Hearing on Maritime Transportation and Administration, Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure
Overview Week of the Arctic and North by North, Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
Fairbanks Declaration Overview, Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting
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 February 16, 2017

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), chairman of the House Environment Subcommittee, called the hearing on environmental laws to discuss their impacts on economic growth and how environmental regulations could be modernized.
In his opening statement, Rep. Shimkus said he wants to remove EPA’s barriers to development and accelerate infrastructure growth. He said EPA’s slow pace on regulation and permitting prevents realistic project timelines, and the uncertainty leads to lost investments.

Arctic Report, February 7, 2017

The policies and practices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came under full scrutiny at a hearing held by the House Science, Space & Technology Committee on Feb. 7. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the chairman, said that the EPA has pursued a political agenda that wasn’t based on science during President Barack Obama’s administration, and the agency proposed regulations that had no significant impact on the environment.