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Voices of Alaska: Regulatory Fairness Act sets reasonable timeframe for EPA vetoes

What would Alaskans say if a federal agency retroactively vetoed permits for development of Prudhoe Bay, declaring it never should have been allowed on the North Slope?What would we think if a federal agency unilaterally banned development in the non-wilderness portion of ANWR? And what if a federal agency halted efforts to reopen the Nikiski LNG terminal, without any right of appeal, because a tiny portion of the property was once considered wetlands?
What others say: Consumers could benefit from change in law

...President Obama, should be open to a review.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the leading Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, last week made a forceful case for lifting the ban. The senator spoke Tuesday at the Brookings Institution...
Murkowski unveils blueprint for energy plan a leading Republican senator.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the ranking minority member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on Monday unveiled a "blueprint for discussion" of a national energy policy. It calls for more...
Treadwell to run for U.S. Senate seat He said Alaskans also would be better served with Sen. Lisa Murkowski in charge of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Murkowski, Alaska's senior senator, is currently the ranking member.Treadwell, a former chairman...
Senate panel advances bills on lands, Denali name

...million to clean up abandoned federal wells on current or former National Petroleum Reserve lands.The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee also passed out a bill that would change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali and a measure that would...
Senators visit Peninsula

Two colleagues on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee spent the weekend traveling throughout the state, including the Kenai Peninsula, and discussed its energy potential. Sen. Lisa...
Setting the record straight on America's oil

With gasoline prices in many areas above $4 a gallon, energy concerns are once again making headlines. Prices have more than doubled since the start of 2009 and are projected to remain at excruciating levels for the foreseeable future.
Gulf aftermath won't be a repeat

We're entering the third month of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 22nd year since the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef. In the Gulf of Mexico, as much as 3 million barrels of crude have already spilled from the blown-out well, and in Prince William Sound there is still oil hiding under rocky beaches.
Murkowski pushes to boost domestic oil production

...a senior adviser to Lehman Brothers in Washington. He was the lead witness at a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee which is chaired by Sen. Frank Murkowski. The Alaska Republican is critical of the Clinton administration...
Pacific Northwest fish restoration debate reaches Alaska

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska congressional delegation appears to be at odds with the state Department of Fish and Game over removing dams as a way to rebuild endangered salmon runs around the Pacific Northwest.


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