Documents – Republicans

Sen. Murkowski's Energy 20/20 blueprint and supporting documents.
The Energy-Water Nexus: Interlinked Resources That Are Vital For Economic Growth and Sustainability is the fourth in a series of Energy 20/20 White Papers. It is available below for download, along with a supporting documents.

Powering the Future is the third in a series of Energy 20/20 White Papers. It is available below for download, along with a summary document.

A Signal to the World is the second in a series of Energy 20/20 White Papers. It is available below for download, along with relevant analysis from the Congressional Research Service that researchers may find useful.
The Narrowing Window: America's Opportunity to Join the Global Gas Trade is the first in a series of Energy 20/20 White Papers. It is available below for download, along with relevant analysis from the Congressional Research Service that researchers may find useful.
  • The Narrowing Window: America's Opportunity to Join the Global Gas Trade - An Energy 20/20 White Paper. The Narrowing Window.pdf (477.8 KBs)
  • LNG Export Process (CRS) - A memo from the Congressional Research Service outlining the export process at relevant federal agencies. CRS_LNG Export Process.pdf (361.2 KBs)
  • The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship: Joined at the Well (CRS) - A report prepared by the Congressional Research Service about the North American energy network. CRS_US-Canada.pdf (653.8 KBs)
  • Gas Hydrates: Resource and Hazard (CRS) - A report prepared by the Congressional Research Service about the potential of methane hydrates as an energy resource. CRS_Methane Hydrates.pdf (361.1 KBs)
The Aleut community of King Cove (Pop. 750) has been asking for the past 20 years for a one-lane gravel road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge for transporting patients in emergency medical situations to an all-weather airport in Cold Bay. The road would be for non-commercial use only.
Correspondence between Sen. Lisa Murkowski and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding EPA's Bristol Bay Watershed assessment in Alaska.
  • Feb. 16, 2011 - Letter to Administrator Jackson - 02.16.11.pdf (925.7 KBs)
  • EPA's Response to Sen. Murkowski's Feb. 16, 2011 Letter - 03.21.11.pdf (396.3 KBs)
  • April 18, 2012 Letter from Sen. Murkowski to EPA - Sen. Murkowski's second letter to Administrator Jackson regarding the Bristol Bay watershed. 04.18.12.pdf (979.1 KBs)
  • EPA's Response to Sen. Murkowski's April 18, 2012 Letter - 05.17.12.pdf (140.3 KBs)
Prior to introducing legislation, Sen. Murkowski circulated a discussion draft on her Advanced Energy Trust Fund legislation. Comments on the discussion draft are due to trust_fund@energy.senate.gov by Friday, September 6, 2013.
The Hydropower Improvement Act of 2013 is bipartisan legislation that aims to substantially increase the United States’ hydropower capacity in an effort to expand clean-power generation and spur domestic job creation. As the country’s largest source of renewable energy, hydropower allows us to avoid approximately 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year. According to the Department of Energy, the U.S. has the potential for 300 gigawatts of additional hydropower.
The Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act protects the public right to engage in recreational hunting, fishing and shooting on federal lands. It mandates that BLM and Forest Service managed lands be open to recreational hunting, fishing and shooting unless specifically closed by the agencies. The legislation does not impact the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's energy and natural resources correspondence
  • July 22, 2014 - Murkowski letter to Moniz on WIPP - 7-22-14 Murkowski letter to Moniz on WIPP.pdf (206.1 KBs)
  • July 1, 2014 - IMCC Critical Minerals Legislation Support Letter - IMCC Critical Minerals Legislation Support Letter to Congressional Leade....pdf (1.1 MBs)
  • June 25, 2014 - MML Coalition Letter on Critical Minerals - MML Coalition Letter on Critical Minerals.pdf (531.2 KBs)
  • June 4, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to FERC Chairman LaFleur regarding Dominion Cove Point LNG export license - 06.04.14 FERC Chairman LaFleur.pdf (280.3 KBs)
  • March 31, 2014 - Joint Letter to GAO Comptroller regarding NPS spending - 03.31.14 Joint Letter to GAO Comptroller re NPS Spending.pdf (337.3 KBs)
  • March 27, 2014 - Joint letter from Senators Landrieu and Murkowski to DOE Inspector General Friedman regarding apparent leak of sensitive information to The Wall Street Journal. - 03.27.14 Joint Letter- DOE- Inspector General Gregory Friedman.pdf (468.0 KBs)
  • February 3, 2014 - Letter from multiple utililties companies to Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Murkowski regarding EPA's Mercury and Air Toxic Standards rule - 02.03.14 Utilities on MATS.pdf (261.0 KBs)
  • January 14, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to President Obama regarding crude oil exports. - 01.14.14 President Obama.pdf (286.8 KBs)
  • January 14, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to Secretary of State Kerry regarding crude oil exports. - 01.14.14 DOS Sec. Kerry.pdf (195.0 KBs)
  • January 14, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to Secretary of Energy Moniz regarding crude oil exports. - 01.14.14 DOE Sec. Moniz.pdf (196.1 KBs)
  • January 14, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to Secretary of Commerce Pritzker regarding crude oil exports. - 01.14.14 DOC Sec. Pritzker.pdf (198.6 KBs)
  • January 14, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to FERC Chairwoman LaFleur regarding crude oil exports. - 01.14.14 FERC Chairwoman LaFleur.pdf (200.4 KBs)
  • December 18, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to President Obama urging him to highlight the geopolitical benefits of oil and gas production in the forthcoming National Security Strategy. 12.18.13.pdf (344.8 KBs)
  • October 28, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski and Rep. Young to Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Department of State Secretary John Kerry to express their concern over the Beringia Proposal. 10.28.13.pdf (182.7 KBs)
  • October 17, 2013 - Response from DOE to Sen. Murkowski's August 2nd letter regarding LNG exports. 10.17.13.pdf (72.0 KBs)
  • October 9, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski and Rep. Young to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel Ashe on the decision to suspend valid permits during the government shutdown. 10.09.13.pdf (264.2 KBs)
  • September 26, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to BLM Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze about the law enforcement raids in the Fortymile Mining District near Chicken, Alaska. 09.26.13.pdf (525.2 KBs)
  • September 16, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young to President Obama on new EPA regulations. 09.16.13.pdf (467.6 KBs)
  • August 2, 2013 - Letter from Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Murkowski to Energy Secretary Moniz on LNG exports. 08.02.13.pdf (631.6 KBs)
  • July 1, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to the chief executives involved in the Pebble Limited Partnership. 07.01.13.pdf (622.1 KBs)
  • June 19, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski and Rep. Don Young to Interior Secretary Jewell regarding the concessions contract issue that could force Glacier Bay Lodge to close 06.19.13.pdf (509.8 KBs)
  • March 19, 2013 - Letter from Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell about the Impacts of Sequestration on the State's Secure Rural School money. 03.19.13.pdf (70.5 KBs)
  • February 15, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski on USGS Director Pick 02.15.13.pdf (335.6 KBs)
  • January 3, 2013 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to National Park Service Regional Director Sue Masica regarding the agency's planned changes to state hunting regulations 01.03.13.pdf (505.8 KBs)
  • November 16, 2012 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe regarding the reintroduction of Wood Bison to Alaska. 11.16.12.pdf (481.4 KBs)
  • October 24, 2012 - Letter from Sens. Murkowski and Inhofe to Sens. Bingaman and Boxer asking them to hold hearings to investigate the surge in California's gas prices 10.24.12.pdf (303.6 KBs)
  • July 23, 2012 - Letter to Sens. Murkowski and Bingaman expressing support for the Critical Minerals Policy Act 07.23.12.pdf (35.1 KBs)
  • July 11, 2012 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski and Rep. Hastings to BSEE Director James Watson regarding Greenpeace protests in the Arctic 07.11.12.pdf (558.4 KBs)
  • April 27, 2012 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to President Obama on LNG exports 04.27.12.pdf (349.8 KBs)
  • March 2, 2012 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski and Rep. Hastings to EIA Acting Administration Gruenspecht regarding a data recall for oil and gas production on federal lands 03.02.12.pdf (400.3 KBs)
  • March 1, 2012 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to President Obama regarding Iran oil sanctions 03.01.12.pdf (376.3 KBs)
Documents on various energy issues.
  • CRS Analysis of FERC's Economic Reach - Staff requested that the Congressional Research Service estimate the economic significance of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC Economic Reach.pdf (650.9 KBs)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bipartisan legislation to recognize and ensure the rightful place of hunting and fishing on our nation’s public lands.
Bill text and supporting documents for the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Agreement.

The Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013 would revitalize the United States’ critical minerals supply chain and help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign suppliers. It directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish a list of minerals critical to the American economy and provides a comprehensive set of policies to address issues associated with their discovery, production, use, and re-use.

Information pertaining to the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.

Responses of the FERC to certain questions submitted by Sen. Murkowski for the record of Committee hearing on April 10, 2014, titled "Keeping the lights on - are we doing enough to ensure the reliability and security of the U.S. electric grid?"
Responses from nominees to questions for the record submitted after the associated hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.