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Office of the Secretary
September 22, 2006
Hugh Vickery (media)
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Caroline Merritt
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Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, EPA Administrator Johnson, Florida Governor Bush (Invited) to Attend "Listening Session" in Orlando, Florida

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson, and Florida Governor Jeb Bush (invited) will attend a cooperative conservation "listening session" in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. The session will take place at the Orange County Convention Center at 3 p.m., preceded by a media availability at 2:45 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
        EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson
        Florida Governor Jeb Bush (invited)

What: Cooperative Conservation Listening Session

When: Monday, Sept. 25, 2006
        2:45 p.m. – Media availability
        3 p.m. – Session begins

Where: Orange County Convention Center, North Building,
        9400 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Fla.

Media: All credentialed members of the news media are invited to attend.

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