"Obama, Nordic Leaders Agree To New Arctic Protections"

"President Obama and the leaders of five Nordic countries agreed Friday to environmental protections for the Arctic that could restrict oil and gas drilling and other commercial activity there.

As part of a wide-ranging visit Friday, the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden agreed along with Obama to evaluate all potential commercial activity in their zones of the Arctic — including oil and natural gas drilling — based in part on environmental and climate change impact.

It expands on an agreement Obama made with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to implement a similar climate test in the Canadian and U.S. portions of the Arctic Ocean."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill May 13, 2016.

Source: The Hill, 05/16/2016