Energy Production Needs Water - 4/25/2013, Murkowski Morning Meeting
U.S. Senate Events
Increased Energy Production Depends on Access to Water
Alaskan Impact: Earlier this week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee discussed hydropower potential in Alaska and nationwide – but all energy development needs water. All forms of energy production, energy distribution, fuel extraction, and fuel refinement require water or affect water resources in some way. Every aspect of extraction, treatment, conveyance, and use of water, as well as the treatment of wastewater, is dependent on sufficient and reliable energy. Senator Murkowski laid out this case earlier today.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing
Topic: “Drought and the effects on energy and water management decisions”
- Michael Connor, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner, U.S. Department of the Interior
- Roger Pulwarty, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Patricia Mulroy, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas, NV
Watch the entire hearing online at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee website.
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Alaskan Impact: Alaska has several health centers statewide with facing shortfalls in federal funding of contract support costs. Senator Lisa Murkowski took the opportunity of a Senate Committee of Indian Affairs hearing to express her deep disappointment with the Obama Administration’s decision to alter the operation of Indian Self-Determination Act contracts – which she called the “core of the Nation’s federal trust relationship” – through the budget and congressional appropriations process.