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story off Bloomberg.com: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-13/melting-ice-opens-fight-over-sea-routes-for-arctic-debate.html

linked story from Bloomberg- this is a transcript of a meeting last month in DC with the President of Norway regarding consequences in Arctic: http://www.cfr.org/arctic/future-arctic-new-global-playing-field/p30471

Guardian story on White House staying "neutral": http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/10/obama-undecided-arctic-council-expansion

White House presser: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/10/national-strategy-arctic-region-announced

And finally, the "NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE ARCTIC REGION" signed by President Obama: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/nat_arctic_strategy.pdf

Personally, I hope some participants go "well, if you want to be in the Arctic, you must reduce greenhouse gas emissions not just in the arctic, but also domestically" and design a new treaty around it.