News bites: Murkowski eyes energy gavel, crafts agenda

Reuters explores the plans of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who will chair the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee if Republicans take the Senate in this fall’s elections.

Bloomberg looks at a report showing that Japan’s devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant might have released far more radiation than previously estimated.

The Associated Press reports that Ohio’s regulations for hydraulic fracturing are about to clear their final legislative hurdles amid green-group concerns that they’re too weak.

National Public Radio examines Exxon Mobil’s partnership with Russian oil giant Rosneft to look for oil in the Arctic.