Committee Reviews Nominees for Critical Leadership Positions at the Department of Energy
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to consider two of President Trump’s nominees for key positions at the Department of Energy (DOE). The nominees were Bruce Walker to be Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and Steven Winberg to be Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.
36 Senators Send Letter to Secretary Zinke in Support of New OCS Five-Year Leasing Program
A robust group of 36 Republican Senators today sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke in support of the Department of the Interior’s new Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Five-Year Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024. The plan promises to increase offshore access and development, which will in turn boost our economy, keep energy affordable, and reinforce the United States’ position as an energy dominant superpower.
Bipartisan Energy and Natural Resources Bill
U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the committee’s ranking member, this week introduced S. 1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017 (ENRA). The bill is the successor to their broad, bipartisan legislation from the previous Congress and was placed directly on the Senate Calendar for expedited floor consideration.
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Sens. Murkowski, Cantwell, Wyden, Crapo, Risch Work to Improve Forest Management and Wildfire Budgeting
Last year alone, more than five million acres burned in Alaska – an area the size of Connecticut. As fire season begins again, it’s clear that we have a real and growing problem on our hands, and to resolve it we need a comprehensive solution that addresses both wildfire funding and forestry management.