Alaska U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo by Dave Harbour)

Murkowski Welcomes Executive Orders on Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after President Trump signed two executive orders prioritizing energy infrastructure and streamlining the permitting process for domestic and cross-border projects

“I appreciate the president’s strong commitment to the improvement and modernization of our nation’s energy infrastructure. We need fewer delays, greater predictability in our permitting process, and better coordination among government stakeholders to ensure needed projects can become reality,” Murkowski said. “These orders will help us to accomplish those goals so that we can create jobs, especially for skilled labor, strengthen economic growth, and provide affordable and reliable energy for American families and businesses.”

Murkowski is chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Bishop Commends Confirmation of Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services.

WASHINGTON – Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the confirmation of David Barnhardt as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior.

After decades of mismanagement and regulatory abuse, the Department of the Interior and the communities impacted by its decisions will greatly benefit with David Bernhardt at the top.  He is uniquely qualified to lead the Department and continue important regulatory reforms to improve land management, limit prior executive abuse, expand conservation, and advance greater public access to our public lands. I congratulate David on today’s confirmation.”