Arctic Importance

The Next Frontier

The Arctic is a growing interest for the United States and several other nations with territory in or near the Arctic Circle. The Arctic is now more accessible: increased access to energy supplies, and new shipping lanes are just two of the opportunities on the horizon.

As nations work to exert their influence in the region and move forward with greater activity in the Arctic, the U.S. must be a key player. By setting a strong example for safe, responsible commercial activity, the United States can show the world how to balance environmental protection with economic gains.