Senator Murkowski's Floor Speech: Production Must be Part of an "All-of-the-Above" Energy Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today spoke on the Senate floor about rising gasoline prices and the need to increase domestic production of oil, especially from Alaska. 

"The President says that the Republican plan is just to drill, drill, drill, and he says we hear this every year. Why do we hear this every year? Because it is part of the solution. It's not the whole solution, but it is part of the solution. It shouldn't just be part of the rhetoric here."

"We have the resources. We have the ability to access the resources in an environmentally safe way. This needs to be part of an all-of-the-above solution, in addition to everything that we do with renewables. In addition to our efficiencies and conservation, but we must be doing more domestically. Alaska holds the opportunity."

What the entire floor speech below: