Arctic Update Header
December 27, 2012

Today's Eventstodaysevents 

   

The Senate reconvenes to consider the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The House reconvenes today

 

 

Media 

 

EPA EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns. Environmental Protection Agency Administration Lisa Jackson says she's stepping down after nearly four years on the job. Jackson announced her departure in a statement Thursday. She gave no particular reason for leaving but said she was ready for new challenges, time with her family and new opportunities to make a difference. Federal News Radio

  

 

Young Rep. Young Lays Out House Indian Country Agenda for 113th Congress. U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., has announced that Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, will continue to chair the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs in the 113th Congress. Young has chaired the Subcommittee during the 112th Congress, directing attention to his desire for increased economic development and self-determination initiatives for tribes.Indian Country Today

 

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Delivered Icebreaking Offshore Vessel. The vessel will supply the Arkutun-Dagi oil and gas field in Sakhalin area, in Far East Russia. Vitus Bering is the first vessel of the series, the sister vessel NB-507 will be delivered in April 2013.  "Delivering this vessel today is an important achievement for Arctech. It is an important reference for us as we compete in orders of arctic vessels in the future. Delivering as technically advanced ship as Vitus Bering is, in two years, demands good co-operation skills from the shipyard, client and suppliers. I think we have succeeded well in the project", comments Esko Mustam