Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has teamed up with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to introduce legislation to prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas, and coal.
It's dubbed the Ban Russian Energy Imports Act.
Democrat Manchin chairs as the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee while Republican Murkowski is the committee's senior member.
Companion legislation will be introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives.
Senator Murkowski called on the Senate to immediately approve the legislation.