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

...senators 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

...Saxman 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/us-senator-wants-change-federal-rural-l
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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...

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

...land 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
Local
My Turn: Brewing up success stories

Alaskans like to work hard and play hard - and sometimes there is a market waiting to be tapped where the two overlap. Case in point, Alaska's thriving small brewing scene: a great example of Alaskan small business success.

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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My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

What would Alaskans say if a federal agency retroactively vetoed permits for development of Prudhoe Bay, declaring it never should have been allowed on the North Slope?What would we think if a federal agency unilaterally banned development in the non-wilderness portion of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? And what if a federal agency halted efforts to reopen the Nikiski LNG terminal, without any right of appeal, because a tiny portion of the property was once considered wetlands?

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-04/my-turn-far-fetched-scenarios-possibl
Opinion
Video: Sens. Murkowski and Wyden on Resource Development

Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) participating in the Alaska Resource Development Council's 34th Annual Conference via video conference. Murkowski and Wyden are the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-22/video-sens-murkowski-and-wyden-resource
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Alaska Federation of Natives undergoes restructuring

...Last month, AFN representatives traveled to Washington D.C. to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the ranking member on the committee, scheduled the hearing. Kitka said it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-25/alaska-federation-natives-undergoes-res
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