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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the decision today by President George Bush to lift the Presidential moratorium that has stopped all energy leasing from even being considered in the waters of the North Aleutian Shelf near Bristol Bay in recent years, Senator Lisa Murkowski urged Alaskans to continue to express their views on the merits and dangers of Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing in Alaska waters. The lifting of the moratorium, on top of the lifting of a companion congressional mor… Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Lisa Murkowski and Ted Stevens yesterday introduced legislation to convey 12 acres of surplus Forest Service land to the city of Coffman Cove, Alaska. The parcel is near the new Inter-Island Ferry Terminal and the city hopes to use the land to help spur economic development. Similar legislation passed the Senate last year, but Congress adjourned before the House could act. “Economic development is critical in rural communities throughout Alaska,” said Senator Mur… Continue Reading
MURKOWSKI REINTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO CONSTRUCT WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES IN ALASKA
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Lisa Murkowski today reintroduced legislation to reauthorize and increase the stream of funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to the State of Alaska for the purposes of constructing water and sewer systems in rural communities in Alaska. The legislation, similar to a bill that passed the Senate in the 109th Congress, will increase and extend funding through FY10 to help ensure all Alaskans have access to modern sanitation services. “There remain far too… Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced 2007 nominations to the U.S. service academies. Murkowski nominated 10 Alaskans for openings to each of the service academies - the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. For each academy at least one nominee will receive an appointment. Final selections, base… Continue Reading