Friday May 10
Norway, Canada, the United States and the Tar Sands
Today 36 Norwegian organizations sent an open letter to Prime Minister Stoltenberg expressing opposition to development of Canadian tar sands by Statoil .
The Daily Star
NATO won't up presence in the Arctic: chief
NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks as Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg looks on in Oslo, May 8, 2013.
Norway Increases Oil Taxes Amid Industry Warnings
The government of Norway said Sunday it would increase taxes on oil companies and multinationals to finance tax relief to its struggling mainland industry, but the oil sector warned projects to boost the country's falling oil output might be shelved.
Norway to shift tax burden more to oil industry
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg presented a new tax plan Sunday that will increase tax revenues from the oil industry by 70 billion kroner by 2050 by reducing deductions available to that sector.
Punch Drunk with Obama
The rhetorical use of metaphors by President Barack Obama for political purposes, particularly the "red lines" concerning Iran and Syria, is now well documented.