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Dr. Rebecca Pincus and Dr. Mike Sfraga Testify Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the US Coast Guard’s Leadership on Arctic Safety, Security, and Environmental Responsibility

December 7, 2022

Dr. Rebecca Pincus, Director of the Polar Institute, and Dr. Mike Sfraga, Chair and Distinguished Fellow of the Polar Institute & Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission, testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on the "US Coast Guard’s Leadership on Arctic Safety, Security, and Environmental Responsibility." The hearing took place on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022. 

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