WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, June 26, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a teleconference with reporters to discuss next steps in planning for potential energy exploration in the U.S. Arctic, including through the 2012-2017 Five Year Program, which will be released in the coming days. Joining the Secretary on the call will be Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy Beaudreau.
Salazar and Hayes are in Trondheim, Norway to continue their ongoing dialogue with international counterparts, government officials and oil and gas industry leaders to help inform the safe and responsible development of domestic offshore energy resources, including plans to expand production in the U.S. Arctic. On Tuesday morning, Salazar and Hayes will participate in an Arctic energy roundtable and on Wednesday they will participate in a ministerial forum on offshore drilling safety, including best practices developed in the United States. These discussions and meetings are part of the Obama administration's commitment to expanding safe and responsible production of our domestic resources while ensuring the strongest possible safety and environmental oversight of offshore oil and gas activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
Credentialed media can participate in the June 26 call by dialing 1-866-844-9416 and providing the access code INTERIOR.
|WHO:||Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy Beaudreau
|WHAT:||News media teleconference on discuss next steps in energy planning for U.S. Arctic|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, June 26, 2012: 12:00 PM EDT.|
|CALL-IN:||Credentialed media are invited to join the teleconference call by dialing 1-866-844-9416 and providing the access code INTERIOR.