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Battle for the Arctic? Concerns
US ignoring resource-rich
region as ice recedes

Fox News, by Dan Springer

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/13/2014 9:04:47 PM

While the Obama administration focuses on hotspots like the Middle East and Asia, some lawmakers worry the U.S. is ignoring what could be a critical battleground – the Arctic Ocean. The permanent sea ice around the North Pole has been receding since the 1970’s. Countries are now staking their claims, whether it’s for oil, valuable shipping lanes or national defense. ADVERTISEMENT “The Arctic is already in play,” said Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif. “We do know there are many countries that are trying to set their sights on the Arctic, and that’s going to be an issue.” The biggest immediate concern, some say, is the

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Absolutely nothing would surprise me because we have incompetent radicals in the White House. 0bama is too busy golfing, campaigning or partying to pay attention to mundane things like this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 2/13/2014 9:15:46 PM     (No. 9731634)

Easy to outsmart this Administration, just ask the firms cashing in on Obamacare website, etc. work.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 2/13/2014 9:18:01 PM     (No. 9731639)

The Arctic Sea Ice is retreating? Really, in what alternate reality is that happening?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/13/2014 9:38:53 PM     (No. 9731662)

Dan Springer must still believe in Algore´s Global Warming. While he´s at it, maybe he should add in the strategic impact of Santa´s armies of suicidal elves, and how well a suitably armed reindeer would do against the latest Russian MIG.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/13/2014 10:00:25 PM     (No. 9731699)

The only thing receding is the authors hairline.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 2/13/2014 10:17:02 PM     (No. 9731725)

The permanent sea ice around the North Pole has been receding since the 1970’s.

To quote Yellowbeard - "That is what we in the Royal Navy call a LIE".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/14/2014 12:23:03 AM     (No. 9731780)

The rich yacht owners who tried to sail the Northwest Passage this last year ended up blocked by ice.

Shell bought leases in the Chukci Sea and has been trying to get a permit to drill. After 3 years and billions invested they are still fighting with the EPA over whether the icebreaker that will be needed to clear the ice will create unacceptable pollution.

Fact is that you can drill onshore in TX and be producing into the pipelines (oil and gas) still this year. Your permit will be processed in under 5 working days. And you don´t have to deal with the Obama administration. A second opportunity opened recently to drill in the Mexican Eagle Ford formation. Again, you don´t have to deal with the feds.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/14/2014 1:11:42 AM     (No. 9731794)

Dan Springer is a nice guy - maybe he is spending too much time in Lala land - Fox needs to send him more frequently on rigorous reality detail to Alaska.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 2/14/2014 4:46:11 AM     (No. 9731855)

Obama said he won´t work with Santa until the elves are paid at least $25 per hour as a minimum wage.

Santa replied that he has a pen and a list, and he isn´t afraid to use it next to Obama´s name.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bugboy, 2/14/2014 6:48:42 AM     (No. 9731919)

The permanent sea ice around the North Pole has been receding since the 1970’s.

Did I fall asleep and wake in another dimension? I was under the impression that the Arctic ice was growing beyond what scientist had predicted. Now this!

Somebodies got some splainin to do!

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