Sen. Wyden to Tour Alaska Energy Facilities at Invitation of Sen. Murkowski

Top Republican and Senior Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to View Renewable and Conventional Energy Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will spend the weekend showing Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) around Interior and Southcentral Alaska to discuss energy and public lands policies with her colleague on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The senators will hold media availabilities in Chena, Kenai and Anchorage while they are in Alaska.

The visit, which begins in Fairbanks on Saturday, is an opportunity for Sen. Murkowski to acquaint Sen. Wyden with Alaska’s vast and varied energy resources. The trip will include a renewable energy fair and tour of the geothermal power operations at Chena Hot Springs, near Fairbanks. Sens. Murkowski and Wyden will also visit a liquefied natural gas facility in Kenai and an offshore oil and natural gas production platform in Cook Inlet. They will conclude their trip with a visit to an Anchorage health clinic run by the Southcentral Foundation.

Sen. Wyden’s trip to Alaska follows last year’s visit by Sen. Murkowski to Oregon, where they toured a number of local energy production facilities and met with energy executives.

Sen. Murkowski is the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Sen. Wyden is in line to replace Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico next year as committee’s top Democrat. Wyden is currently the chairman of the Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee.


       Sunday, August 26

       1:30 p.m. Alaska Standard Time      

       Chena Hot Springs Resort

       Renewable Energy Fair

       Mile 56.6 Chena Hot Springs Road


       Monday, August 27

       3 p.m. Alaska Standard Time

       Kenai Municipal Airport

       101 North Willow Street


Monday, August 27

4 p.m. Alaska Standard Time

       Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

       5000 West International Airport Road