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October 31, 2007
Shane Wolfe
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Secretary Kempthorne to Host Water Meeting with Governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, on Thursday, November 1, will host a meeting among Alabama Governor Bob Riley, Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. During the meeting, Secretary Kempthorne -- joined by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Jim Connaughton, and Commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp -- will convene a discussion among the governors on water issues associated with a drought affecting the southeastern United States.

At the beginning of the 11:00 a.m. meeting, cameras will be escorted inside for a 2-minute photo/video spray. At 2:15 p.m., following the meeting there will be a news conference.

WHAT:Photo/video opportunity during meeting to discuss water issues associated with a drought affecting the southeastern U.S. to be followed by a news conference.
WHEN:When: Thursday, November 1, 2007
11:00 a.m. photo-op
2:15 p.m. news conference
WHERE:Secretary Kempthorne’s Office
Department of the Interior Main Building
1849 C Street NW, Washington DC
Media: Media representatives wishing to shoot photos/video at the top of the meeting should arrive at 10:30 a.m. in order to clear security before the 11:00 a.m. event begins.

Media representatives wishing to attend the news conference should arrive at 1:45 p.m. in order to clear security before the 2:15 p.m. event begins.

A hold room will be available to media representatives between the two open-press opportunities.

Media representatives unable to attend in-person may call into and ask questions on a special teleconference line. The call-in number is 1-866-837-9789. The conference ID is 1161996.

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