U.S. is delaying offshore energy development, Murkowski says

The U.S. government is delaying offshore oil and natural gas drilling as other countries are moving forward with their own development projects, writes Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. Her op-ed comes in response to the government's proposed five-year offshore-leasing program, which includes some parts of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic region but leaves out the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. "[W]e fail to boost our offshore production at our own expense. America's neighbors are not drilling for fun or for sport; they've chosen to proceed to create new jobs, generate new revenues, and increase the energy supply and prosperity of their citizens," Murkowski adds.

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