Murkowski on Gulf of Mexico Tragedy

April 22, 2010
03:15 PM
April 22, 2010                                                            or ANNE JOHNSON (202) 224-7875  
Murkowski on Gulf of Mexico Tragedy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after learning that the Deepwater Horizon rig has sunk into the Gulf of Mexico:
I was dismayed to learn that the Deepwater Horizon rig has now sunk into 6000 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico.  We do not yet know how this development will affect the marine environment, but I understand all emergency spill response units in the Gulf have been mobilized. 
My thoughts and prayers remain with the missing rig workers and their loved ones. They are our first priority.
My staff and I are receiving regular briefings from the Coast Guard, the Minerals Management Service and BP. I will continue to closely monitor this situation and I have offered the full resources of my office to aide all of those affected by this tragedy. 
For further information, please contact Robert Dillon at 202.224.6977 or or Anne Johnson at 202.224.7875 or