Sen. Lisa Murkowski's energy and natural resources correspondence.
  • September 28, 2017 - Alaska Delegation Letter to FWS on ESA Walrus Determination - 20170928 AK Delegation Ltr to FWS Re Walrus ESA Determination.pdf (538.1 KBs)
  • July 26, 2017 - Senate Delegation OCS Letter to Sec. Zinke - 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. 07.26.17 - DOI - Sec. Zinke 5 Year OCS Plan Letter.pdf (1.3 MBs)
  • July 18, 2017 - Alaska Delegation, Gov. Walker Letter to DOI, DOT, USDA on Cooper Landing Bypass Dispute - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, and U.S. Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, and Gov. Bill Walker, I-Alaska, yesterday sent a letter to Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging them to work together to resolve long-standing delays over the Cooper Landing Bypass in southcentral Alaska. 07.18.17 - Delegation letter re Cooper Landing Bypass.pdf (693.6 KBs)
  • March 27, 2017 - Sens. Murkowski, Barrasso, Risch, Cassidy Letter to President Trump on Nominating USGS Director - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Bill Cassidy, R-La., this week sent a letter to President Trump urging him to nominate an economic geologist to be the next director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The letter also encourages the president to refocus the agency on its primary mission, which is to assess U.S. mineral reserves. 03.27.17 - POTUS - USGS Geologist Letter.pdf (424.8 KBs)
  • February 17, 2017 - Sen. Murkowski Letter to President Trump on SRS Funding - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, recently sent a letter to President Trump urging him to include mandatory funding for the Secure Rural School (SRS) program in his upcoming budget request for Fiscal Year 2018. Murkowski also signed a similar letter in support of SRS to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney. 02.17.17 - POTUS - SRS Letter.pdf (332.6 KBs)
  • February 17, 2017 - Sen. Murkowski signs letter in support of SRS to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, recently sent a letter to President Trump urging him to include mandatory funding for the Secure Rural School (SRS) program in his upcoming budget request for Fiscal Year 2018. Murkowski also signed a similar letter in support of SRS to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney. 02.17.17 - Final SRS Letter to OMB wMurkowski Harris 2.17.17.pdf (2.7 MBs)
  • December 29, 2016 - Sen. Murkowski Letter to BLM on NPR-A Mitigation Strategy - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, last week sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) urging the agency to withdraw its Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy (DRMS) for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). The DRMS is a product of a Presidential Memorandum released in November 2015 that seeks to drive up mitigation requirements, and marks yet another attempt by the Obama administration to impose a damaging policy in Alaska in its final days. 12.29.16 Letter to State Director Cribley NPRA DRMS.pdf (328.7 KBs)
  • December 8, 2016 - Alaska Delegation Letter to President Obama on OSCLA - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, and U.S. Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today sent a letter to President Obama reiterating their strong objections to the use of Section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to withdraw acreage in the Arctic planning areas of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) from future leasing. 12.08.16 - OCSLA Letter.pdf (1013.7 KBs)
  • June 13, 2016 - Murkowski Letter to Ashe on Proposed Mitigation Policy - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sent a letter to Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), calling on the agency to withdraw its proposed policy on mitigation, which attempts to implement a Presidential Memorandum on mitigation released in November 2015. 6 13 16 - USFWS Mitigation Policy - Dan Ashe.pdf (531.2 KBs)
  • May 25, 2016 - Murkowski Letter to Jewell on Legacy Wells in NPR-A - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell asking for more information surrounding mistakes reportedly made by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the cleanup of legacy wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). In her letter, Murkowski cites specific incidents where BLM’s actions and lax oversight have threatened human safety and further environmental damage. 5 25 16 Murkowski Jewell Legacy Well Letter.pdf (600.5 KBs)
  • May 24, 2016 Murkowski Letter to BLM on RMP 2.0 - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sent a letter to Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), calling on the agency to drop its proposed Resource Management Planning (RMP) rule. In her letter, Murkowski raises substantive and procedural concerns about the rule, which could weaken Alaska’s voice in land management decisions made by the federal government. 5 24 16 BLM RMP Letter.pdf (375.9 KBs)
  • May 17, 2016 Alaska Delegation Letter to Jewell - Alaska’s congressional delegation – Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young – sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging the Department to keep all three lease sales proposed for Alaska’s OCS in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) final Five-Year Program for the years 2017 to 2022. 5 17 16 AK Delegation OCS Letter to Jewell.pdf (983.9 KBs)
  • May 6, 2016 - Sens. Murkowski, Cantwell Letter to Moniz - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the committee’s ranking member, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz seeking information on the department’s lack of movement on the U.S.-Israel Energy Center. 5 6 16 Murkowski Cantwell Letter to Moniz.pdf (458.7 KBs)
  • April 1, 2016 Murkowski Letter to Ashe - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sent a letter to Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), pushing back against a rule proposed by the agency that targets Alaska refuges. In the letter, Murkowski casts doubt on the Service’s claims that the proposed rule won’t affect subsistence activities, explains how the proposed rule would preempt state wildlife management regulations, and shows how it is contrary to the special protections granted to the state in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). 4 1 16 Murkowski Ashe Propose Refuge Rule.pdf (898.4 KBs)
  • February 24, 2016 - Senate Delegation Letter on Presidential Mitigation Memo - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today led 18 of her colleagues on a letter to President Obama raising concerns about the impacts of a Presidential Memorandum he issued late last year on resource mitigation. While the new memorandum is ostensibly meant to increase private investment and streamline federal permitting, Murkowski and her colleagues questioned whether it would impede rather than advance those goals. 2 24 16 Senate Delegation Memorandum Letter.pdf (611.2 KBs)
  • January 21, 2016 - Alaska Delegation Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - In January’s letter, Murkowski, Sen. Sullivan, and Rep. Young, call on the Service to extend the comment period because the complex and lengthy rule will require time to review; the proposed rule was made known at the end of the holiday season after assurances were made by the Service that the public comment period would be at least 90 days; and without an extension the Service may be precluding the input of rural Alaskans including those whose livelihood depends on subsistence hunting and trapping. 1 21 16 USFWS Letter on Wildlife Management Comment Period.pdf (474.1 KBs)
  • November 16, 2015 - Pritzker Letter to Murkowski on Oil Exports - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today applauded the United States Department of Commerce’s confirmation that the agency did in fact issue a cross-border oil exchange license with Mexico. 11 16 15 Pritzker Response to Murkowski Mexico Oil Exports.pdf (66.6 KBs)
  • November 10, 2015 - Sens. Murkowski, Cantwell Letter to DOE on Benefits of Thermal Insulation - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the committee’s ranking member, today sent a bipartisan letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz requesting a study on the impact of thermal insulation on water and energy use within federal buildings and facilities. 11 10 15 Murkowski Cantwell DOE Thermal Insulation Letter.pdf (348.0 KBs)
  • November 6, 2015 - Sen. Murkowski, Reps. Upton & Whitfield Letter to FERC on PURPA - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., chairman of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that the agency convene a technical conference to examine the implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). 11 6 15 Murkowski Upton Whitfield Letter to FERC.pdf (353.4 KBs)
  • October 23, 2015 - Sen. Murkowski Letter to GAO on US oil exports to Canada - October 23, 2015 - Murkowski Letter to GAO on US oil exports to Canada.pdf (181.8 KBs)
  • October 22, 2015 - Sen. Murkowski Letter to Pritzker on Mexico Oil Swaps - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker asking whether any oil exchanges with Mexico have actually been approved, months after the Administration announced in August it would allow such transactions. October 22, 2015 Murkowski Letter to Pritzker.pdf (255.0 KBs)
  • October 8, 2015 - Letter to Secretary Lew on Oil Exports - 10.8.15 - Treasury - Sec. Lew - Crude Export Ban.pdf (359.0 KBs)
  • July 14, 2015 - Murkowski, Burr, Thune, Kirk Letter to DNI on Energy Renaissance - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, supporting the intelligence community’s ongoing assessment of the geopolitical impacts coming from the current domestic energy renaissance. Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., also signed the letter. 7 14 15 Murkowski Letter to DNI Re exports.pdf (203.1 KBs)
  • July 8, 2015 - Joint RTO/ISO FERC Letter - 7 8 15 RTO-ISO FERC Joint Letter.pdf (352.7 KBs)
  • June 6, 2015 - Murkowski Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Comments on potential listing of Alexander Archipelago wolf as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act 6 8 15 Murkowski USFWS Comments on Archipelago Wolf.pdf (625.6 KBs)
  • April 23, 2015 OCS Letter to Sec. Jewell - 4 23 15 OCS Letter to Sec Jewell.pdf (9.2 MBs)
  • April 14, 2015 Admin Response on U.S. - Israel Energy Agreement - 4 14 15 US Israel Energy Agreement Renewal Letter.pdf (169.7 KBs)
  • March 30, 2015 - Sen. Murkowski Letter to Obama Admin on 2017-2022 OCS DPP - Sen. Murkowski formally commented the Obama administration’s lack of consultation with Alaska in developing its draft 2017-2022 outer continental shelf (OCS) oil and natural gas leasing program (DPP) for Alaska. 3 30 15 LAM Alaska Comments on BOEM Draft OCS DPP.pdf (821.6 KBs)
  • March 16, 2015 Secretary Pritzker Response on Crude Exports to Mexico - 3 16 15 Pritzker Response on Crude Oil Exports to Mexico.pdf (49.6 KBs)
  • March 12, 2015 Sens. Murkowski Warner Letter on Israel Energy Security - Bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry encouraging the administration to renew a historic energy security agreement with Israel. 3 12 15 Murkowski-Warner Letter on Israel Energy Security.pdf (252.3 KBs)
  • March 3, 2016 Sen. Murkowski Letter to BLM on the management of the Fortymile Mining District Subunit - Sen. Murkowski sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) submitting formal comments to on the BLM's proposed "Eastern Interior Resources Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement." While the BLM's draft plan covers future activities on a total of 6.7 million acres under its management, Sen. Murkowski's comments are limited to the agency's plan for management of 2.1 million acres within the Fortymile Mining District Subunit. 3 3 15 Murkowski letter to BLM.pdf (689.4 KBs)
  • March 4, 2015 GOMESA Letter to President Obama - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), this week sent a letter to President Obama opposing his proposal to deprive Gulf Coast states of a fair share of the revenue from energy produced off their shores as promised under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006. 3 4 15 GOMESA Letter.pdf (563.3 KBs)
  • Feb.18 2015 Bipartisan Letter to Sec. Pritzker on Crude Exports to Mexico - Bipartisan coalition letter to Commerce Secretary Pritzker on crude exports to Mexico. 2 18 2015 Mexico exports letter.pdf (240.3 KBs)
  • January 2014 Letter to Sen. Murkowski from Susan Rice on National Security Strategy - Jan 2014 Rice Letter to Murkowski.pdf (232.1 KBs)
  • December 22, 2014 - Joint letter from Sen. Murkowski and Reps. Upton and Whitfield to FERC Commissioners seeking clarification on development of EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan - 141222 - FERC Commissioners - Clean Power Plan Letter (Joint Letter with Upton, Whitfield).pdf (408.5 KBs)
  • December 15, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to MARAD Administrator Jaenichen on deepwater energy development - 12-15-14 Murkowski letter to MARAD re deepwater energy.pdf (253.3 KBs)
  • December 3, 2014 - Response from FERC Chairman LaFleur to December 3 letter from Sen. Murkowski on agency coordination, grid reliability - 141203 LaFleur response to Murkowski letter.pdf (94.5 KBs)
  • November 24, 2014 - Joint letter from Sen. Murkowski and Reps. Upton and Whitfield to FERC Chairman LaFleur seeking clarification on development of EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan - 11.24.14 - Joint Murkowski, Upton, Whitfield letter to FERC Chariman LaFleur.pdf (720.7 KBs)
  • October 30, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to Interior Secretary Jewell on ANWR boundary dispute - 141030 Murkowski Letter to Jewell re ANWR.pdf (373.5 KBs)
  • September 18, 2014 - Joint letter from GOP Senators to President Obama urging approval of Keystone XL - 09.18.14 - Letter to Obama - KXL 6th Anniversary.pdf (270.4 KBs)
  • August 8, 2014 - Letter from Sen. Murkowski to Secretary of State Kerry on large-scale mining in British Columbia - 8-8-14 Murkowski transboundary mining letter to Kerry.pdf (289.6 KBs)
  • August 7, 2014 - Joint Letter to Interior Secretary Jewell on Five-Year OCS Plan - 08.07.14- DOI- Sec. Jewell- BOEM Letter.pdf (386.5 KBs)
  • 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)