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Nations jockey for Arctic position

...high-tech products like cellphones. There also are disputes bubbling up with environmental groups that oppose energy exploration in the region; Russia arrested 30 crew members of a Greenpeace ship in September after a protest in the Arctic...
Hagel says nations must avoid conflict in Arctic

...expand their use of the icy waters for military exercises and transit.Speaking at a security forum, Hagel said energy exploration in the largely untapped Arctic region could heighten international tensions, but that countries must work together...
President pushes ANWR during stop at Elmendorf base

...miles south of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge applauded Bush's controversial call to open the preserve to energy exploration. His broad energy package is stalled in the Senate, where the Democratic majority fears the environmental impact...
Senate advances bid to drill in Arctic refuge

...the panel voted to include authorization of the energy exploration in a budget bill. But the drilling initiative...Senate filibusters that have previously blocked energy exploration in the refuge. But that was before Hurricane Katrina...
Palin rejects ConocoPhillips natural gas pipeline plan

...a law that called for bidders to guarantee progress toward construction of a pipeline and is friendly toward new energy exploration. Instead, ConocoPhillips, the North Slope's largest producer of oil, wanted to negotiate a long-term fiscal...
NOAA, oil companies reach agreement on data sharing

...enhance NOAA's ability to monitor climate change and provide useful products and services that inform responsible energy exploration activities in the region. Integrating these types of data could also provide a greater national capacity to effectively...
Fed agency approves Shell Oil Co. plan to drill in Arctic's Beaufort Sea

...beginning next year. Michael Bromwich, BOEMRE's director, said the agency bases it decisions surrounding energy exploration and development in the Arctic on the best scientific information available. "We will closely review and monitor...
Coast Guard commander urges treaty ratification

...icebreaker to go along with the previous one," Colvin said. "They're doing scientific research probably for energy exploration because there's lots of energy on the Chuchki Plateau." Colvin will be transferred in May to the Coast Guard's...
Senate moves forward on wilderness bill again

...200-page bill on the Senate floor. Coburn called the bill an "anti-stimulus" that will erect new barriers to energy exploration and squander billions of taxpayer dollars on what he described as parochial programs and frivolous pet projects...
Alaska Senate race key for Dems

...John Kerry, who "wouldn't know a caribou if it dropped in for a bowl of Boston clam chowder." Knowles favors energy exploration in the refuge and has battled Senate Democrats over the issue. He has also fought Democrats over incentives for...


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