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Polar Star Struggles; Permitting reform – quality not quantity.

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The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to Antarctica again Melody Schreiber, Arctic Today, February 1, 2091 The Polar Star, the only operational U.S. heavy icebreaker, reached Antarctica on its annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station on Jan. 17 — but not without encountering difficulties along the way. First, one of the electrical systems started smoking. The … read more

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Survey Says? “Uber for Icebreakers” & Predictable process hijacked by politics.

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Alaska Senate Majority 2019 Survey Results Our Take – We appreciate the Senate Majority giving Alaskans an opportunity to provide input on issues facing Alaska. We also note, as does the Senate Majority, the shortcomings of the polling process. Collaborative effort for Arctic icebreaking gains traction Associated Press, January 31, 2019 A proposal to use private and foreign ships to … read more