Secretary Salazar to Convene Forum on Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands

11/29/2010
Last edited 9/29/2021


WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host a forum entitled Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands: A Forum Hosted by the Department of the Interior.

As recently as November 3, 2010, President Obama reiterated his commitment to the development of natural gas resources. The Department of the Interior shares that commitment and wants to ensure that natural gas is developed in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner so that the United States can fully realize the economic, security, and environmental benefits of this important energy resource.


All credentialed media are invited to cover the event. The forum is open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to doi_events@ios.doi.gov. The forum also will be streamed live via a link on the department's homepage at www.doi.gov.

WHAT:
Forum on Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands
WHEN:
Tuesday, November 30, 1 PM EST
WHO:
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of Interior

Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy & Climate Change

Marcilynn Burke, Deputy Director, BLM

Panel 1: Current practice of hydraulic fracturing on BLM land and its potential impacts, moderated by Steve Black, Counselor to Secretary Ken Salazar

Fred Toney, Vice President for U.S. Pressure Pumping, Baker Hughes

Sherri Stuewer, Vice President, Environmental Policy & Planning, Exxon Mobil

Jim Kleckner, Vice President, Operations, Anadarko

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

Steve Moyer, Vice President, Government Affairs, Trout Unlimited

Panel 2: Regulatory considerations associated with hydraulic fracturing on BLM land, moderated by David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary

Steve Salzman, Division Chief, Fluid Minerals, BLM

Douglas Duncan, Associate Coordinator, Energy Resources Program, USGS

Tom Doll, Supervisor, Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

Mark Fesmire, Director, New Mexico Oil Conservation District
WHERE:
Department of the Interior

South Interior Building Auditorium

1951 Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20240
ON-LINE:
The forum also will be streamed live via www.doi.gov.
PUBLIC: The forum is open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to doi_events@ios.doi.gov.




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