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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...R-Alaska, has long advocated for the Tongass to be exempt and in March introduced legislation that would exempt Alaska.Robert Dillon, Murkowski's energy expert, said the issue isn't just about logging but developing infrastructure."There have...
New bill promises Alaska a share of Arctic oil revenue

...committee and on to the full Senate. With Republican majorities in both the Senate and House, Murkowski energy spokesman Robert Dillon said they are "bullish" about the prospect of the bill advancing.In addition to Murkowski's position working...
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...such as walrus.Murkowski said she expects an announcement on a five-year lease sale plan this week. An aide, Robert Dillon, said the five-year lease sale announcement is not expected to affect current leases held by Royal Dutch Shell PLC...
State | AK legislature
Sealaska nears final land claim

...Nixon, Sealaska Corporation will likely receive the final acres of Tongass National Forest land it is entitled to.Robert Dillon, a spokesman for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said...
Pipeline coordinator office to close

...his office to be involved with a new project was becoming more of an issue. Congress did not act to address that.Robert Dillon, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, said Wednesday that the Senate version of the budget included funding...
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...spending. Wrapping the bills into the act was a more efficient way of pushing them through Congress, Murkowski spokesman Robert Dillon said in a previous Empire report.Obama must sign the bill before it can take effect and Sealaska can take control of...
Senators push for fish research in Juneau

...ensure they have firsthand knowledge of the specific issues facing southeast fisheries," Murkowski's spokesperson Robert Dillon said. According to Yasmeen Sands at the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, no recent research...
Fishing businesses upset with senator on EPA bill

...once prior to a permit application being submitted, the agency's administrator has said.Murkowski spokesman Robert Dillon said the Republican's support of the bill isn't about Pebble but rather is about process and precedent. He said...
Begich proposes gas project bill guarantee for an Alaska project included in the 2004 law. Begich said industry has not requested the guarantee.Robert Dillon, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Murkowski supports the Alaska gas line project...
State | AK legislature
Murkowski expects to retain ranking spot

...Lisa Murkowski expects to retain her position as ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Robert Dillon, a spokesman for the committee's Republican members, says he's gotten no indication that her position is in jeopardy...
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