US Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, is holding 4 public meetings to talk about the federal government’s plans for new offshore drilling. He wants you to RSVP if you are going to attend.

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Monday, April 6, 2009
Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tulane University
McAlister Auditorium
Building 43
McAlister Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
600 West Seventh Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska

Thursday, April 16, 2009
University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay Conference Center
Robertson Auditorium
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, California

MEETING DETAILS
At each location, doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m. Meetings will conclude by 8:00 p.m., with breaks tentatively scheduled from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please refer to http://www.mms.gov/5-year/ for final schedule information for each meeting.

After opening remarks, the Secretary and Interior agency staff will present a brief overview of the Department’s findings regarding Outer Continental Shelf (OSC) energy resources.

The rest of the meeting will be devoted to hearing from public and private interests on best approaches to developing a comprehensive offshore energy plan that includes the development of traditional and renewable sources of energy on the OCS.

If you can attend the public meetings, then please formally RSVP to let the US Department of the Interior know that they should hold a spot for you, at the meeting. Space is limited.

Send your RSVP email to: DOI_Events@ios.doi.gov

Suggested text:

Dear US Department of the Interior,

I will be attending Secretary Salazar’s Outer Continental Shelf comprehensive energy development plan public meeting in [name location from above].

I would like to speak at the event.

I will be representing myself, as an interested and concerned citizen.

Please add me to the RSVP list.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
NAME
ADDRESS