Murkowski says Biden needs to take firm action to increase energy production: ‘Let’s not just talk’
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talked about the Biden administration’s approach to the oil and gas industry Friday, March 11, 2022, at Houston’s CERAWeek conference.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Friday there are "important" indicators coming from the Biden administration that it may be open to relaxing its energy policies – but that it needs to follow through for there to be a real boost in production.
"A statement from the Energy Secretary saying produce more right now is a good first step," Murkowski said. "But they need to remember that the reason… we're not producing more right now is because this administration has sent the wrong signal for a year and three months. They've sent a signal that is exactly contrary to that."
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Murkowski added: "And so if you're the investor, if you're the producer, you're looking at this and saying alright, "Is this… just one secretary who made a statement today? I mean, if I move out on this, are they really gonna get a stick with the program here? How risky is this?'"