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The Latest: Study says drought cost to grow by $500 million

...to make drought relief a priority.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Republican chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wrapped up a Tuesday hearing about the drought by saying it highlighted the need to take up a broader...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-02/latest-study-says-drought-cost-grow-500
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US Senator wants to change federal 'rural' label process

...or other Alaska communities unless done through an act of Congress.It has been referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which Murkowski chairs."We'll hold our breath, and wait and see what happens," said Saxman council...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/us-senator-wants-change-federal-rural-l
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...but she's always been foiled in that attempt.Now that Murkowski is chairwoman of the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources committee, we hope her efforts will be more successful. States in the Gulf of Mexico get a share of revenue from...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-18/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

...require shifting funds from programs designed to prevent wildfires.Tom Tidwell testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee that the fire season is 60 to 80 days longer than it was just 15 years ago, and he didn't expect any...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/forest-service-chief-expects-busy-firef
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On Congress' snow day, an Arctic hearing

WASHINGTON - Congress may have fled town ahead of a snowstorm, but the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee didn't let that sabotage a scheduled hearing on - drum roll, please - the Arctic.With falling snow providing a suitable backdrop...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/congress-snow-day-arctic-hearing
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Sealaska nears final land claim

...it is entitled to.Robert Dillon, a spokesman for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said the Sealaska lands bill, formally known as the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/sealaska-nears-final-land-claim
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My Turn: Brewing up success stories

...new proposed regulation on our small operators. Also, I just recently became Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and I plan to share stories of the first-of-its-kind "Beer Powered Beer" technology being used...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-15/my-turn-brewing-success-stories
Opinion
Senator upbeat at Sitka luncheon

...progress being made on the expansion of the city's hydroelectric source. As ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, she wants to help push hydroelectric power as an energy source that could replace carbon, especially...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/senator-upbeat-sitka-luncheon
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Murkowski ready to lead Senate Energy Committee

...chairmanship of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee that has jurisdiction...agenda as chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is really quite...the chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I will also be the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/murkowski-ready-lead-senate-energy-comm
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My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

...confirmed that to me just a few weeks ago, and that authority would not change under the Regulatory Fairness Act. ? Lisa Murkowski is Alaska's senior Senator and the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-04/my-turn-far-fetched-scenarios-possibl
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