Secretary Salazar to Discuss Findings of Interior’s Assessment of Shell’s 2012 Arctic Operations



03/14/2013


Contact: Jessica Kershaw (202) 208-6416


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, March 14, 2013, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a 4:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) news media teleconference to discuss the findings of a Departmental review of Shell’s 2012 Arctic operations.

Salazar will be joined by Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes, who chairs the Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy Beaudreau, who led the assessment; and James A. Watson, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

In January, Secretary Salazar directed the high-level review of Shell’s 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas – including the company’s preparations for last year’s drilling season and its maritime and emergency response operations – to identify challenges and lessons learned.Media can join the teleconference by dialing 1-888-455-9679 and providing the access code ARCTIC.

WHO

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Tommy Beaudreau, Interior’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management and Director of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
James A. Watson, Director of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

WHAT

Media teleconference to discuss the findings of a Departmental review of Shell’s 2012 Arctic operations 

WHEN

Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time 

MEDIA

Media can join the press teleconference by dialing 1-888-455-9679 and providing the access code ARCTIC.

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