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Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Since its creation, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and its predecessors have considered, reported, and overseen some of the most important legislation ever enacted by the United States Congress.

This far-reaching legislative activity can be described in the following major areas: energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic petroleum reserves and appliance standards; nuclear energy; Indian affairs; public lands and their renewable resources; surface mining, Federal coal, oil, and gas, other mineral leasing; territories and insular possessions; and water resources.

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Cantwell Votes Against Zinke and Perry, Citing Concerns About the Trump Administration’s Intentions on...

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) voted against two Trump administration nominees—former Governor Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior. Key excerpts explaining her reasons are below.

Committee Approves Nominees for Energy, Interior Secretary

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today held a business meeting to approve President Trump’s nominees to be Secretary of the Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), and Secretary of Energy, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Murkowski Comments on the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Advance Energy Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following statement after President Trump issued a series of executive documents that will prioritize energy infrastructure and streamline regulatory reviews in the United States.

Cantwell Announces Blueprint to Rebuild Infrastructure That Creates 15 Million American Jobs

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell joined Senate Democrats in unveiling A Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure and Create 15 Million Jobs, which includes a historic $1 trillion investment that would create more than 15 million jobs over the next 10 years.

We Must Shrink the Skills Gap By Investing in Energy Workforce Training Programs

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s new report on national energy employment and urged support of energy workforce training programs.

Delegation Introduces Bill to Accelerate AMHT Land Exchange

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, and U.S. Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today introduced companion bills to accelerate an equal value land exchange between the Alaska Mental Health Trust (Trust) and the U.S. Forest Service. The legislation, which nearly passed last Congress, protects important community viewsheds, local trails, and other conservation values while expediting much-needed timber for local operators and generating new revenues for mental health services across the state

Murkowski, Sullivan Introduce Bill to Allow Energy Production in 1002 Area of Arctic Coastal...

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today introduced legislation that would allow limited oil and natural gas development within the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Cantwell on Energy Bill: It Is Irresponsible for Our House Colleagues to Drop the...

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, urged her colleagues to encourage the U.S. House of Representatives to take up the consensus agreement on energy and natural resources legislation

Breakthrough Agreements on Energy and Natural Resources Are Being Left Behind by House Leadership

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, put out the following statement on the energy and natural resources agreement left behind by House leadership

Chairman Murkowski Releases Update on Energy & Natural Resources Bill

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following statement on the status of her broad, bipartisan energy and natural resources bill. “For two years, we have provided a textbook example of how the regular order process is supposed to work for congressional legislation. We began with listening sessions, hearings, and a committee markup last year before moving on to a successful floor debate and a formal conference with the House of Representatives this year

Cantwell, Murray, Wyden Call on Top Energy Official to Immediately Implement New Worker Safety...

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urged the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to take immediate action to protect workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, in the state of Washington, by implementing new safety recommendations

New Report Calls for Increased Emphasis on Innovation and Clean Electric Power Generation

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) welcomed the release of a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on innovation for clean energy.

Scientists Cite New Data, Concluding Risk-Based Fuel Reduction Is Needed to Save Our Forests

Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) joined leading scientists who provided new data showing that the majority of ponderosa pine forests in the country are at grave risk of being killed by the new, more severe fires we are now seeing. New data shows that, without a new plan, increasing warm temperatures will result in 67 million acres of our country’s forests being lost to unnaturally severe wildfires—10 percent of U.S. forests

This Is Our Chance to Modernize Our Energy Policy

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today convened the first meeting of Senate and House conferees to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. This meeting marks the first time since 2005 that the Senate and House have held conference on an energy bill

New Report Calls for Increased Emphasis on Innovation and Clean Electric Power Generation

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources CommitteeMaria Cantwell (D-Wash.) welcomed the release of a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on innovation for clean energy.

Investing in U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Will Support Jobs and Save Energy Costs

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) highlighted advanced manufacturing work in the state of Washington, demonstrating how the nation can lead worldwide in advanced manufacturing

USGS Is a Critical Partner to Washington in Preparing for and Responding to Natural...

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) called for strengthening programs at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) critical to informing decisions, ensuring public safety and monitoring natural hazards such as volcanoes, landslides and earthquakes that cause tsunamis. The state of Washington is especially prone to many of these natural disasters.

Forest Service Announces Five-Year Contract with Spokane’s Aero-Flite for Two, Water-Scooping Aircraft to Fight...

Yesterday, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) congratulated Aero-Flite, Inc., of Spokane, on the five-year contract awarded for two of their water-scooping aircraft. The aircraft will be used primarily for the initial attack of wildland fires

Senator Cantwell Releases a Bold Vision for Water in the 21st Century

Today, on World Water Day, Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) released a white paper to advance the development of a 21st century national framework for addressing drought and water security in the United States.

Department of the Interior: Yakima Water Plan Is a “Model” and “Holistic”

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, asked the Department of the Interior about its commitment to the Yakima River Basin during a hearing on the president’s FY 2017 budget request. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor agreed with Sen. Cantwell that the Yakima River Basin plan “is a model for the rest of the nation in water management.”

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Support Ukrainian Refugees

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