International and American Experts discuss Russia’s increasing aggressiveness and potential policy responses.
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.
June 13, 2016 – Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC This report has not yet occurred, but will be included in an upcoming issue of The Arctic Report. — You can subscribe to receive it and all other Arctic policy stories going on in Washington, DC here. Or for more information please contact […]
June 9, 2016 – Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC Speakers: Mark F. BrzezinskiExecutive Director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, The White House Lisa Murkowski, Chairman, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate (R-AK) Robert J. Papp Jr., Special Representative to the Arctic, U.S. Department of State This webinar on Next Generation Ecosystems Experiments-Arctic as a Case Study […]
April 7, 2016 – Senate Dirksen Office Building, Washington, D.C. In his opening statement, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said the EPA has identified $384 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs and $271 billion in wastewater needs over the next 20 years, based on local utility capital improvement plans. As a general rule, these local expenditures […]
February 1, 2016 – CSIS, Washington, DC The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Timo Soini, for a discussion of Finland’s Arctic policy as well as work with the Arctic Council (AC), which it will chair after the U.S. in 2017. The […]
January 15, 2016 – The Stimson Center, Washington, D.C. The Stimson Center held an event to assess whether the U.S. and its allies can cooperate with Russia, China, and other Asian nations in the Arctic during times of tense relations. — Please subscribe or sign in to read the full story.
December 1, 2015 – Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) opened the hearing on “Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf – Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control” (well control rule) by saying that offshore oil and gas regulations are a national issue, not just confined to the coastal […]
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