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Coal and Oil and Gas, Oh My!
Released: 6/20/2001

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Rebecca Phipps 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4414

Fact: The United States needs energy supplies that are secure, uninterrupted, sustainable, and economically and environmentally viable. And, it is estimated that over the next 20 years, the U.S. demand for energy may increase by as much as 32 percent.

Question: Where will these energy resources come from?

Answer: Experts from the State of Colorado, ExxonMobil, and the U.S. Geological Survey will provide the answer to this question, and more, at a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Speakers: Dr. Charles Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey
Vicki Cowart, Colorado State Geologist and Director, Colorado Geological Survey
Dick Bishop, Geologist, Exxon Mobil Exploration Company

When: 10 - 11 a.m., Thurs., June 21, 2001

Where: U.S. Capitol Building, Room HC-5, Washington, D.C.

This briefing is sponsored by Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia, Rep. Barbara Cubin of Wyoming, Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

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