|What:||C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management, will announce the results of a nationwide inventory of oil and gas resources on Federal public lands and the extent of restrictions and impediments to the development of these energy resources. The inventory was mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 2000, as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This latest inventory provides the first truly national assessment of limitations placed on Federal onshore oil and gas resources.|
|Who:||Assistant Secretary C. Stephen Allred
BLM Senior Physical Scientist Richard Watson
|When:||Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 12 noon Eastern Time. Note: The inventory and an accompanying press release will be posted on the BLM’s Internet Home Page (www.blm.gov) about 20 minutes before the call-in.|
|Call-Code:||Telephone conference call dial-in number: 1-888-316-9411
Participant passcode: MEDIA (Note: the passcode is required to join the call.) All credentialed news media are invited to listen and participate in this media availability via a moderated teleconference call. Participants will need to provide the moderator with their name, affiliation, and contact information, including phone number and e-mail address.
|Interviews:||To schedule a TV interview with Assistant Secretary Allred, media should call Frank Quimby at (202) 208-6416.|