Politics & Government

May 13, 2010 4:59 PM

Alaska's Murkowski blocks Senate on higher oil spill liability

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she supports lifting the cap from $75 million, but contends the $10 billion figure would prevent smaller, independent companies from drilling along the Outer Continental Shelf and refused to grant consent for an amendment to be added to the financial oversight reform bill currently being considered.

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