Canadians Set Out to Claim Arctic Territory
But territory could belong to Russia or Denmark
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Aug 10, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – How far would you go to claim what’s yours? Well, this weekend Canada sent two ice-breakers to the North Pole to claim oil and natural gas-filled territory that could belong to two other countries. The Canadian government released a statement Friday saying the goal of the exploration is two-fold: to gather information about the resources of the area and to extend Canadian territory. Thing is, the territory could belong to Russia or Denmark. And how's this for incentive: The US Geological Survey estimates the area could hold 13% of the world's undiscovered oil and 30% of its undiscovered natural gas.

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westword6
Aug 11, 2014 4:53 PM CDT
Hopefully the U.S. will support Canada's claim. The alternative, Russian domination of the Arctic, is bad news.
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Aug 11, 2014 12:16 PM CDT
Must be nice to claim this piece of free world land is mine.
Guest
Aug 11, 2014 11:36 AM CDT
Putin will start stirring of dissent with the ethnic Russians in Canada, and then take over. After that, it will be the US. Putin is all about world domination. Bwahahahaha