Washington (CNN) - With the nation's only two heavy-duty polar icebreakers broken and out of service, the Obama administration and congressional Republicans are clashing on how best to put the U.S. Coast Guard back into the ice-busting business.
House Republicans, who say they want to force the administration's hand, are pushing a Coast Guard appropriations bill that would decommission the icebreaker Polar Star, which is now being repaired, in just three years, saying that keeping the 35-year-old ship afloat is "throwing good money after bad."
"would decommission the icebreaker Polar Star, which is now being repaired, in just three years, saying that keeping the 35-year-old ship afloat is "throwing good money after bad."
Translation: The GOP/Teatrolls want to throw umpteen million dollars at some defense contractor to build a new one or two of them.
Let's spin this into the GOP/Teatrolls recognizing that climate change and global warming are creating an urgent need for restoration of our polar icebreaking fleet and capabilities.
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