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.

Commandant's Mid-term Report on the Coast Guard

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 […]

Council on Foreign Relations Expert Discussion on National Security Risks in the Changing Arctic

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  […]

Senate Environment & Public Works Committee hearing on the Federal Role in Keeping Water and Waste water Infrastructure Affordable

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 […]

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Oversight Hearing “Well control rule and other regulations related to offshore oil and gas production”

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 […]