Fairbanks, AK – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska, this weekend along with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. The delegation traveled to Norway, Greenland, and the North Slope of Alaska, with an itinerary full of meetings and site visits focused on Arctic energy and security.
“The best way to learn about the Arctic, to truly understand it and grasp its importance, is to come here and see it firsthand,” Murkowski said. “I thank my colleagues for making this trip—flying long hours to learn more about our opportunities for Arctic energy and to review the status of our defense capabilities in the region.”