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Halting mission creep

Murkowski uses Appropriations chair to reign in EPA, overreaching feds

As chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, provides the 49th State a strong voice when mining issues are discussed on Capitol Hill. Her chairmanship of a lesser known appropriations subcommittee that holds the checkbook for the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department, however, also is proving to be a powerful weapon in...


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