LetterMay 3, 2012
Markey Asks for Hearing on Warming Arctic’s Implications for U.S. Economic and Military Interests
As Sea Ice Retreats, U.S. Economic, National Security Concerns Advance
WASHINGTON (May 3, 2012) – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today asked Republicans on the Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing on the economic, environmental and national security issues in the Arctic region because of the loss of sea ice from global warming. In a letter sent to Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), Rep. Markey cites a study released this week by the non-partisan Center for Climate and Energy Solutions that raises concerns about military conflicts that could arise from increased activities in oil and gas exploration, shipping, and fishing.
The letter from Ranking Member Markey to Chairman Hastings can be found HERE.