Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 18

10 Jan: Inuuteq Holm Olsen is announced as the man who will represent Greenland at its “representative office” - analogous to an embassy - in Washington when the office opens at the end of September 2014. (Arctic Journal) 30 Jan: Novatek announces that it is planning to build a second LNG plant on the Yamal Peninsula. (Barents Observer) 30 Jan: Alaska’s Arctic Policy Commission releases its preliminary report to the Alaska State Legislature. 30 Jan: Shell announces it will not drill in the Arctic Ocean in 2014, making reference to a US appeals court decision on 22 January. (The Hill) 15 Jan: The US Environmental Protection Agency releases a report clearly suggesting that the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay would pose significant risks to local populations and salmon stocks. (Alaska Dispatch) 10 15 16 16 Jan: Nunavut’s chief coroner announces an inquiry into the high rates of suicide in the territory after 45 suicides are recorded in 2013. (Alaska Dispatch) 22 Jan: A US federal appeals court issues a ruling that throws the 2008 sale of offshore leases in the Chukchi Sea into question. Shell, among others, is affected. (Alaska Dispatch) 30 Jan: The White House releases the “Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region”. 22 28 30 28 Jan: Norway and Canada appeal a ruling by the World Trade Organization that upheld the legality of the European Union’s ban on the importation of seal products. (Arctic Journal) 28 Jan: Canada’s Minister for the Arctic Council Leona Aglukkaq announced that an Arctic Economic Council would be formed. (Globe and Mail)