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September 18, 2006
Hugh Vickery (202) 208-6416
Caroline Merritt (202) 208-1943 (public)

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to Attend "Listening Session" In Brewer, Maine; Hold Media Availability

(WASHINGTON) - Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will attend a cooperative conservation "listening session" in Brewer, Maine, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006. The session will take place at Jeff's Catering and Convention Center, 5 Coffin Avenue, starting at 4 p.m.. Kempthorne will hold a media availability at 3:30 p.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
What: Cooperative Conservation Listening Session
When: Wednesday Sept. 20 2006
3:30 p.m.- Media availability
4 p.m. - Session begins
Where: Jeff's Catering and Convention Center, 5 Coffin Avenue, Brewer, Maine
Media: All credentialed members of the news media are invited to attend.
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