WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will announce proposed regulations to establish a commercial oil shale program that could result in the addition of up to 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil from public lands in the western United States.
Kempthorne will be joined by C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Foster Wade. Credentialed media are invited to participate in a moderated teleconference announcing the draft regulations and a media availability with the speakers. The call begins at 3:10 p.m. Eastern Time.
|Who:||Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
Assistant Secretary C. Stephen Allred
Deputy Assistant Secretary Foster Wade
|What:||Announcement of the publication of proposed regulations to establish a commercial oil shale program that could produce up to 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil from public lands in the western United States.|
|When:||Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3:10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.|
|Note:||A press release on the proposed regulations will be posted on the Bureau of Land Management’s Internet Home Page (www.blm.gov) about 20 minutes before the call-in.|
|Media:||Telephone conference call dial-in number: (800) 857-9037
Participant passcode: 2808809
|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 interviews with Assistant Secretary Allred or Deputy Assistant Secretary Wade, media should call Frank Quimby at (202) 208-6416.|