White House reactivates Arctic policies committee
October 7, 2021
The Biden administration is stepping up its work to figure out what to do about the thawing Arctic, which is warming three times faster than the rest of the world.
The White House said Sept. 24 it is reactivating the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, which coordinates domestic regulations and works with other Arctic nations. It also is adding six new members to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, including two Indigenous Alaskans.
The steering committee had been moribund for the past four years, not meeting at a high level, said David Balton, appointed to direct it. “It will step up a...