Interior to Release First Regional Study in National Assessment of Carbon Storage in U.S. Lands

12/5/2011
Last edited 4/27/2016


WASHINGTON–The Department of the Interior will hold a press conference on Monday, December 5, at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in California to unveil the first regional study in a national assessment of how much carbon may be stored in U.S. ecosystems. Published by Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the study examines the distribution of carbon storage in the Great Plains region.

Reporters not able to attend in person can join the press conference via conference call. Please note that the previously-scheduled webcast is canceled.

The USGS report is online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1787/. Interior, USGS and AGU request that media embargo their news stories until the press conference.

WHO:
Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes (via phone bridge)

USGS Director Marcia McNutt

USGS Physical Scientist Zhiliang Zhu
WHEN:
Monday, December 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm PST (7:00 pm EST)
WHERE:
Moscone Convention Center

747 Howard Street

Press Conference Room 3000

San Francisco, CA 94103
CALL INFO: Reporters wishing to cover remotely may call 1-888-481-3032; Code: 115139
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