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Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) today announces the closure of the waitlist to new participants in the Home Energy Rebate program. The closure of the waitlist is effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 201
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today applauded 64 rural communities for being recognized as “Community Efficiency Champions” by the Department of Energy’s Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency Competition (RACEE Competition)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today applauded 64 rural communities for being recognized as “Community Efficiency Champions” by the Department of Energy’s Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency Competition (RACEE Competition).<
Young Secures Alaskan Changes to FAA Reauthorization for Essential Air Service, Part 135 Operators,...
After squaring off before the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee yesterday on legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, today Alaska Congressman Don Young secured specific Alaska provisions in the bill to preserve Essential Air Service, protect Alaskan aviation safety assets, and exempt Alaskan air charters and taxis – serving remote communities and villages – from costly user fees
Congressman Young Squares Off Before House Committee Over Essential Air Service, FAA Reauthorization
Standing up for Alaska’s unique aviation interests, today Congressman Don Young squared off before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on proposed legislation to reform the aviation system in the United States – H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The bill proposes major structural changes for the nation’s air-traffic control system, removing it from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and turning it into a non-profit corporation controlled by a private board.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $32 million in funding for the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) capacity building grants to tribes and tribal consortia in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
An affordable and energy-efficient housing complex accommodating 70 families in the Mountain View neighborhood of East Anchorage opens today. Ridgeline Terrace is the biggest project Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) has constructed since 1998.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today highlighted her efforts to lift the outdated ban on domestic crude oil exports as the Senate considers the omnibus budget bill that includes a provision to lift the ban. During her remarks Thursday on the Senate floor, Murkowski touted the benefits for Alaska and the nation as a whole that come with domestic crude oil exports
“The President’s own State Department said this project would have little to no impact on the environment, yet they chose to kill this project to score political points with the anti-fossil fuel movement. What’s seen as a major victory by the nation’s most extreme is actually a major blow to the U.S. economy, responsible resource transportation and infrastructure, and energy security.”
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski held a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on legislation to expand the generation of affordable energy from renewable hydropower in Alaska. “Hydropower is a major part of meeting our energy needs in an affordable, reliable and clean way. That is true nationally and it is certainly true in Alaska,” said Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Repsol E&P USA, Inc. agreed to pay a penalty for alleged Clean Water Act violations at an oil exploration well pad on the North Slope, Alaska. According to a settlement announced on August 26 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company’s exploration well drilling equipment leaked well testing fluids onto the frozen, snow-covered arctic tundra in April of 2013.
U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today hosted a joint Senate oversight hearing in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley to examine the effects of the federal government’s regulatory practices, including mitigation and land use requirements, that often delay or prevent the development of energy projects in Alaska.
In an effort to create a more equitable and commonsense wetlands mitigation process, Alaska Congressman Don Young recently introduced legislation to expand compensatory mitigation options as they pertain to Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 permitting on State, Indian, and Alaska Native owned wetlands.
Murkowski Votes to Protect Veteran Health Care and Jobs, Support Transportation and Infrastructure Efforts
Senator Lisa Murkowski cast her vote today for the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act, a bill featuring several benefits for Alaska’s military community, construction sector and small businesses. It provides three months of critical federal funding for transportation projects across Alaska that need the resources to continue for the remainder of this construction season. The bill also transfers $3.4 billion from the VA Choice Card Program to keep the nationwide VA healthcare system open through September 30th
Two bills cosponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young were considered in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard Subcommittee today – one to update the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 as it relates to foreign spills, another to establish a funding process for the alteration, renovation, lease or charter of a U.S. built icebreaker.