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Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing on the Importance of Energy Resource Information to Climate Response Strategies
Released: 7/24/2007 4:47:48 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Lauren Limerick 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6654

Karen  Wood 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4447



In the coming decades, climate change may significantly affect how we choose to use energy resources. Decisionmakers need accurate information about national and global resources, both conventional and unconventional, to develop realistic energy mix scenarios, climate change models and response strategies. Come hear how USGS and its partners are working to provide the science needed by policymakers as they develop the right energy mix to help ensure a healthy planet, a strong economy, and a secure Nation for future generations.

What: The USGS will host a congressional briefing to provide the science needed by policymakers to develop the right energy mix to help ensure a healthy planet, a strong economy, and a secure Nation for future generations.

Who: Peter Schultz, U.S. Climate Change Science Program
Brenda Pierce, USGS
Ray Boswell, Department of Energy

Where: 1334 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC

When: Friday, July 27, 2007
10:00 a.m.

Sponsors: Representative James Moran
Representative Earl Blumenauer
Representative Wayne Gilchrest
Senator Jeff Bingaman
Senator Lisa Murkowski

Host: American Association of Petroleum Geologists

To access information about the USGS Congressional Briefing Series, visit the Congressional Briefing Web site.


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