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My Turn: Alaska can save Calif. from drought

...maybe we can stop going in circles.With Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as chairperson of the Energy and Natural Resource committee, we could possibly secure a guaranteed market through the rescue plan being constructed in Congress. This could...
US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition

...tribes is at risk because they are not Congressionally recognized," he said.Bishop, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, said the recognition system has been a mess for decades. Any tribes that were lawfully recognized would...
Alaska Editorial: Forest management

...noted also by Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chelsea Goucher, who told the House Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on Federal Lands in Washington, D.C., that the 17-million acre Tongass National Forest...
Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance

...voted to block Fish and Wildlife from spending money on efforts to change the bird's legal status.House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop said the decision on grouse was a "cynical ploy" intended to mask the fact that the Obama...
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My Turn: Murkowski: President's Alaska goal should be partnership

...will find a willingness to work on shared goals and leave as awed by our people as he will inevitably be by our mountains.? Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Murkowski revenue sharing bill advances

...revenue from federal waters off its coast is advancing in the U.S. Senate.On Friday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved Friday the Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act, which contains a section written...
House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...communities. This package charts a new course," said Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah., the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.Bishop said the bill should garner broad support. But Robert Bonnie, who oversees natural resource issues...
The Latest: Study says drought cost to grow by $500 million

...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 bill...
US Senator wants to change federal 'rural' label process

...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...
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

...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 falloff...


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