U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today commented on the Energy Security Trust that President Obama proposed in last night's State of the Union:
"There is an idea I may agree with in the president's State of the Union address -- an Energy Security Trust. I proposed this idea in my Energy 20/20 blueprint that I released last week. Under my Advanced Energy Trust Fund proposal, new production on previously-closed federal lands could provide a substantial source of new revenue to fund research on the most promising new energy technologies, while paying down the national debt. I intend to get to work on this as soon as possible."
Murkowski is the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.