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Russia’s Sideways Icebreaker

  Given the current state of Arctic issues, and the fact that the U.S. is set to take over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council later this month, it is a sad day in the news when I read that Russia has just ice tested an icebreaker that can break …

Oil spill loopholes?

As discussions of Arctic drilling continue to swirl a new hiccup emerges. Officials in Canada are reviewing the requirements that Arctic drilling operations have the capacity to drill same season relief wells in the event of a blow-out. This requirement is being reviewed for companies looking to drill in the …