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Secretary Jewell to Travel to Nevada to Promote Conservation and Water Initiatives
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LAS VEGAS, NV – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will travel to Nevada on Thursday, kicking off a two-day swing to underscore the Department's commitment to collaborative, landscape-level solutions to conservation and water issues.
On Thursday, December 12, the Secretary will deliver keynote remarks at the Western Governors' Association (WGA) Winter Meeting, highlighting her recent Secretarial Order establishing a Department-wide mitigation strategy to encourage balanced development and landscape-level planning on federal public lands. The Order seeks to ensure consistency and efficiency in the review and permitting of new energy and other infrastructure development projects, while also providing for the conservation, adaptation, and restoration of our nation's valuable and natural and cultural resources. A press conference with WGA members will follow her remarks.
On Friday, December 13, Secretary Jewell will deliver keynote remarks at the 2013 Colorado River Water Users Association's (CRWUA) Annual Conference, highlighting Interior's vital role across the Colorado River Basin. Her remarks will underscore the Department's commitment to supporting the efforts of the Basin States, Tribes, and other stakeholders to improve water management and operations of the Colorado River system during a period of historic drought in the basin. Scientific research, development of innovative conservation programs, and incentive grants through Interior's WaterSMART program are some of the unique ways the federal government can help support local initiatives. Jewell will hold a brief media availability immediately following her remarks.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Keynote Remarks at the Western Governors' Association Winter Meeting
The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158
Thursday, December 12, 2013
9:45 a.m. PST – Media Check-In
10:10 a.m. PST – Keynote Remarks
11:45 a.m. PST – Closing WGA Press Conference
The remarks are open to pre-credentialed members of the media. To register on-site, please visit the Oriental Ballroom Foyer between 8:00 a.m. PST – 5:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Keynote Remarks at the 2013 Colorado River Water Users Association's Annual Conference
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Friday, December 13, 2013
9:15 a.m. PST – Media Check-In
9:30 a.m. PST – Remarks, followed by a brief media availability with Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor
The remarks and press conference are open to pre-credentialed members of the media. To register, please contact Crystal Thompson at 602-321-9349 or visit the on-site CRWUA registration table.