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Scientists oppose move to restrict satellite data

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January 13, 2008
Intelligence
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“Ten years ago, a Canadian icebreaker was deliberately parked in an ice pack 300 miles north of Barrow and allowed to drift as scientists studied the Arctic environment and the effects of global warming.

Among those tracking the icebreaker were top-secret U.S. spy satellites. With the OK of a little-noticed but influential government committee known as the Civil Applications Committee, those reconnaissance photos were eventually released to scientists.” (News Tribune)