Senator Murkowski said, ". . .the shale gas boom has clearly been a game changer for our country. It's allowed us to access an abundant, affordable and clean source of domestic energy. The potential benefits to our economy are clear and we should do everything we can to make sure we don't mess it up. I support strong regulation of gas production, but I continue to believe that the states are best positioned to address and respond to environmental and other community concerns within their borders. This resource is too important to our future economic development and energy security to move forward in any other way."
The meeting completed the committee's series of three natural gas roundtables, which allowed a broad group of stakeholders to exchange ideas in a less formal setting on the many issues facing the country as a result of increased natural gas production, including pipeline infrastructure and transportation, domestic supply and exports and best practices and environmental concerns in the extraction of natural gas from shale.
Access the NatGas Forum3 website for links to all testimony, opening statements and a webcast (click here). Access a release on the forum from Sen. Wyden (click here). Access a release on the hearing from Sen. Murkowski (click here). Access the NatGas Forum1 website for links to all testimony, opening statements and a webcast (click here). Access the NatGas Forum2 website for links to all testimony, opening statements and a webcast (click here). [#Energy/NatGas, #Energy/LNG]