Senator of Alaska
Lisa went to Georgetown University and earned a Bachelors in economics and then worked as an attorney from 1989 to 1998. In 1998, Murkowski was elected into the Alaska house of Representative and named as house Majority Leader for the 2003-2004 session.
Keystone XL Pipeline
The XL Pipeline is a 1700 mile, $7 billion project that would bring 700,000 barrels of tar to the United States. This project will create 13,000 construction jobs and 7,000 manufacturing jobs.
Lisa and the Pipeline
- It is great for the U.S. economy
- It would bring oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast easily
- It would pick up American oil produce in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska
She also believes that if the Keystone was approved it would give millions of Americans jobs, which is a current issue in the United States. Lisa believes that the longer the decision is delayed the less likely there will be a supply of energy for those who cannot always fully provide for themselves.
Lastly, it is believed that it will strengthen the bond with Canada. Because of the increasing need for oil, Canada has many different option of countries they could invest and sell to. However, if this is passed, it will show that we are still strong with Canada and working together.