KNBA Morning Newscast for Thursday, July 16 2015
Short $1B, ice breaker Advocates Consider Leasing, sharing
By Liz Ruskin, APRN
Nothing highlights American disinterest toward the Arctic as much as the tiny inventory of U.S. icebreakers: One heavy-duty ship, one medium and one down for repair. Alaska leaders and some federal officials say the country can’t assert its national interests, or see the benefits of increased shipping and resource development in the Arctic, without more icebreakers.