UNITED STATES -- In the weekly Republican address, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska focused on energy. She said that the United States needs to ramp up its domestic energy production.
Murkowski expressed support for the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as streamlining regulations and investing in new energy research.
Murkowski said, “The ideas in my blueprint would create new jobs, generate new revenues and slash our dependence on foreign energy. They would shore up our security and strengthen our economy. They would help us minimize the impacts of energy development and reduce emissions that are blamed for climate change.”
Murkowski used the Super Bowl power outage as one example of why energy is vital to the country and its economy.