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Office of the Secretary
November 2, 2007
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Nicolette Nye, 703-787-1011
Gary Strasburg, 202-208-3985

Secretary Kempthorne to Discuss New Frontier for Offshore Alternative Energy Development

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will discuss progress in developing a new alternative energy production program for federal Outer Continental Shelf waters at a news conference on Monday, November 5, 2007 at the Interior Department Headquarters Building.

Joining the Secretary will be Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Steve Allred and Director of the Minerals Management Service Randall Luthi. The conference is open to all credentialed media and a moderated conference call will be available for media outside Washington, D.C. to listen to the discussion and ask questions.

Who: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, C. Stephen Allred
Minerals Management Service Director Randall Luthi
What:News conference on Offshore Alternative Energy Program
When:Monday, November 5, 2007, 1:00 P.M., Eastern Time
Where:Interior Headquarters, Room 7000 B, 1849 C St., NW, Washington, DC 20240
Media: News media representatives planning on attending the event, please notify
the Minerals Management Service’s Public Affairs at 202-208-3985

Conference Call: Media outside the Washington D.C. metropolitan area may participate
in a moderated conference by calling the number below to hear the proceedings
and, with operator assistance at the appropriate time, ask questions of the
speakers. Call 1-800-857-9037; the passcode is 3905072 after the tone.

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