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Media Advisory



Secretary Salazar, Interior Department Leadership to Announce 2012-2017 Offshore Oil and Gas Program



11/08/2011

Contact: Melissa Schwartz 202-208-3599

WASHINGTON DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Deputy Secretary David J, Hayes, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau will hold a news teleconference TODAY to announce the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017.

The OCS Lands Act requires that the Secretary of the Interior prepare a 5-Year Program that includes a schedule of oil and gas lease sales indicating the size, timing, and location of proposed leasing activity that the Secretary determines will best meet national energy needs for the 5-year period following its approval, while addressing a range of important economic, social, and environmental considerations.

WHO:  Ken Salazar, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary
WHEN:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EST
MEDIA: Media representatives may join the teleconference by dialing 1-800-857-4546 and providing the access code: ENERGY.


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