Senator Lisa Murkowski has been pushing several years for the Bush Administration to draw up a new set of Arctic policies. But she now questions whether it will happen before President Bush leaves office. Murkowski once again raised the issue with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a budget hearing today. She clearly wanted to hear more after Rice said the U.S. is mainly expressing its interests in the high north through the multi-national Arctic Council.
Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC