Murkowski Reacts to Interior’s Final Well Control Rule

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, released the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior’s final Well Control Rule:

“The administration’s regulatory onslaught against Alaskan energy production continues unabated. In a period when we should be thinking about ways of making American oil and gas more competitive, the federal government’s prescriptive approach to rulemaking often fails to capture the capabilities of American workers that are more nimble and more immersed in evolving technologies and processes than bureaucrats in Washington. The last version of these regulations was ham-fisted, to the point of potentially making offshore operations more dangerous, so I will read the final rule very carefully.”

Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, held a hearing on the subject in December 2015.

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