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-- minutes away now from here at a from the governor West Virginia updating us on that deadly coal mine explosion this tragedy coming out of a great debate -- -- Over the need for new climate change legislation lawmakers are expressing their condolences -- today the next -- one with us now democratic senator mark.
-- of Alaska senator good to have you.
Thank you very much I also want to share my condolences for those 25 that have passed but also.
Our prayers -- -- -- that they're working hard to rescue and do whatever they can and it's incredible tragedy to watch it unfold today.
Absolutely but it does come at a time when we are looking at expanding our energy.
-- -- the state senator.
To include more called to include more oil exploration but -- certainly a big part of that what happens sadly after disasters like days.
They cut back on the call partner -- think that maybe it's not worth it would be Woody's.
Ho lol we've seen it also where the oil and gas and it's on a combination we have to be careful.
As we develop especially this long term energy -- -- for our country it's important to establish.
An energy policy that's comprehensive that understands that's for national security as -- economic security has include everything and we.
Don't wanna respond in a crisis moment as we are -- sharing the grief with the families.
In the coal -- but we have to look at the larger broader picture and I think.
We view these -- what does that do it because I've heard from -- -- parties or say well you know this is more proof that.
We've got to look at alternatives.
Well I would say I just saw a letter from someone who might democratic colleagues really -- separate room that's -- oil and gas offshore would also be a bad idea I disagree with them I think.
You know we can have -- overall.
Energy plan that includes for example in Alaska we've shown but offshore oil development oil and gas that we can do -- right.
I think in the coal mining issues we have some -- is absolutely but I think if we -- it.
Look at the broader perspective that's we have to do an energy policy I know some -- -- -- folks in my own party on the oil and gas those CS last week when.
When the president unveiled his plan on off on a continental shelf development alas I'm not -- -- not oh really I they had not could be.
-- more and I think in.
From my perspective.
I was very pleased with this was a step in the right direction in Alaska -- chuck she and Beaufort I have tremendous capacity -- When it comes oil and gas kind of my view is what's good for Alaska is going to be good for this country because we have 13 of the gas supply.
The future oil supplies and I believe we can do with the right way but you're right they did that Democrats and in you know my caucus group -- -- I'm good phrase not so -- medals went nuts but.
My view is they're wrong on this we can do well -- -- have a comprehensive approach senator thank you very much from him disease control appreciated.
Thank thank you very much always --
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