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August 24, 2006
CONTACT: Hugh Vickery
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Caroline Merritt
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Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to Attend "Listening Session" in Fairbanks, Alaska, Hold Media Availability

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will attend a cooperative conservation “listening session” in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Monday, Aug 28, 2006. The session will take place at the Carlson Center at 2010 Second Avenue, starting at 10 a.m.

Kempthorne will hold a media availability at 9:30 a.m.

The "listening session" is one in a series of public meetings across the country to solicit and exchange ideas on incentives, partnership programs, and regulations that can improve results and promote cooperative conservation and environmental partnerships. In addition to Interior and EPA, the Agriculture Department, the Commerce Department and the White House Council on Environmental Quality are sponsoring the sessions.

Who: Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne
Timothy R.E. Keeney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Ron Kreizenbeck, Acting Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
What: Cooperative Conservation Listening Session

Monday, Aug. 28, 2006
9:30 a.m. – Media availability
10 a.m. – Session begins

Where: Carlson Center, 2010 Second Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska
Media: All credentialed members of the news media are invited to attend.