Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mary Landrieu, D-La., criticized the Department of the Interior over its opposition to their bill that would give coastal states a larger share of offshore energy royalties. "These funds are absolutely critical for infrastructure to support offshore energy activity, emergency and oil spill preparedness and response capabilities, mitigation and restoration projects, and to meet increased demands on public services," Murkowski said.

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