Murkowski Morning Meeting, 2/16/2012 -- Alaska's Natural Gas Market
Thursday, February 16, 2012
U.S. Senate Events
Is Alaska’s Natural Gas Looked at Differently?
Alaskan Impact: Hydropower and Natural Gas – two key Alaskan concerns were discussed today in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu discussed the President’s 2013 budget – which showed a 66% cut in hydropower funding and answered Senator Murkowski’s question about whether Alaska should consider Asia or the U.S. its future market for natural gas.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing
Topic: “Energy Department Priorities”
- Energy Secretary Steven Chu
Murkowski: “Are we leaving hydropower behind?” “How do you view Alaska’s natural gas?”
Watch the entire hearing online: http://1.usa.gov/zwT05j
House of Representatives Events
Combat Generation: Supporting Alaska’s Veterans
Alaskan Impact: Our veterans face new difficulties when they return: one in three ages 18-24 are jobless, 14% are likely to develop PTSD or mental illness, 39% face substance abuse, and hundreds in Alaska are homeless. Today, the House Appropriations Committee examined how to support veterans.
House Appropriations Committee Hearing
Topic: “Quality of Life in the Military”
- Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy
- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler III
- Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett
Watch the entire hearing online: http://1.usa.gov/ySpedE
On the Senate Floor –
Alaska’s Infrastructure Needs Threatened
Yesterday, Senator Murkowski filed a number of amendments to the highway bill being debated – including one that would protect Alaska’s rural roads from a formula change that would divert the current existing pool of money for Alaska’s Indian Reservation Roads to larger populations in the Lower 48 – and then took to the Senate floor to educate her colleagues about Alaska’s infrastructure reality.