In a Surprising Shakeup, Biden Ousts Some Trump-Appointed Arctic Research Commissioners

The Biden administration has forced the resignation of several members to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, citing a lack of qualifications.

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The White House on Thursday asked for the resignation of four appointees to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

The move is unprecedented in the commission’s 37-year history, but is paralleled by similar requests from the Biden administration to members of other federal commissions this year.

The USARC is an independent federal body that helps shape and coordinate U.S. federal research priorities and goals for the Arctic, including by advising the executive and legislative branches.

Jon Harrison, Thomas Emanuel Dans, Julia Nesheiwat, and Michael Newton were appointed by President Donald Trump to four-year terms, but were asked to step down last week. When they did not resign, they were terminated on Friday. Read more at ArcticToday.

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