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Stacy Summary: I’ve had my eye on this story for quite a few years now. I pitched a film to Aljazeera in 2007 that would have seen us go to the Arctic and layout the potential for conflict there. I was inspired to pitch the project while researching our film, Peaked. During the research, I came across a U.S. military assessment (I believe it was a Navy report) in which they cite potential conflict with Canada over rights to the Northwest Passage
* Wikileaks: Clinton fighting secret Arctic oil wars
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in the Arctic ostensibly to discuss preserving its unique environment, a disturbing series of communications revealed today by wikileaks tell another story.
These cables confirm what we have long been saying: several nations - including the US - appear ready to go to war over Arctic oil.
For years now, the military forces of Arctic nations like Russia, the US, Norway, and even Canada and Denmark have been watching the ice melt in the far north and getting ready to assert claims to the oil and gas resources that have previously been covered by ice.