Hearings and Report - 2009



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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host four regional public meetings in April to discuss the future of offshore energy development on the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

After opening remarks, the Secretary and Interior agency staff will present a brief overview of the Department's findings regarding Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy resources.

The rest of the day's meeting will be devoted to hearing from public and private interests on best approaches to developing a comprehensive offshore energy plan that includes the development of traditional and renewable sources of energy on the OCS.

"The purpose of these meetings is to have an open, honest conversation with the American people to solicit the best information possible about an offshore energy plan," Secretary Salazar recently stated. "The Department’s efforts over the next six months to develop a comprehensive offshore energy plan will embrace the President’s commitment to a government that is open and inclusive and that makes decisions based on sound science and the public interest."

Private citizens, governors and elected federal officials, interested organizations and entities, energy producers, advocacy groups, Alaska Natives and tribal organizations, science and research groups, and state and local governments are invited to attend and offer brief comments or ask questions.

About the Hearings

Atlantic City, NJ
When: Monday, April 6, 2009
Doors open at 8 AM, event begins at 9 AM
 Where: Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ
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New Orleans, LA
When: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Doors open at 8 AM, event begins at 9 AM
Where: Tulane University
McAlister Auditorium
McAlister Drive between Freret and Willow Streets
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
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Anchorage, AK
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Doors open at 8 AM, event begins at 9 AM
Where: Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
600 W. Seventh Ave
Anchorage, AK
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San Francisco, CA
When: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Doors open at 8 AM, event begins at 9 AM
Where: Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
Robertson Auditorium
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
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