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EPA Administrator Jackson to Tour Wyoming Energy Production Sites with Governor Freudenthal

Release Date: 05/14/2009
Contact Information: Betsaida Alcantara, 202-564-1692 / 4355 / Brendan Gilfillan, 202-564-2081 / 4355 /

(Washington, D.C. – May 14, 2009) U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is scheduled to join Gov. Dave Freudenthal in a tour of several major energy production regions in Wyoming from May 20 through May 21. Gov. Freudenthal invited Administrator Jackson to the region and will show the Administrator a wind farm near Cheyenne, the Black Thunder Coal Mine in the Powder River Basin, and a natural-gas drilling operation in Pinedale.

Media in the Wyoming region interested in covering this trip should immediately contact Cara Eastwood, Gov. Freudenthal’s press secretary, at 307-777-7437 or

National media interested in covering this trip should immediately contact the EPA press office.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Gov. Dave Freudenthal

WHAT: Tour of Major Energy Production Sites in Wyoming, including:
Wind Farm near Cheyenne
Powder River Basin
Black Thunder Coal Mine
Natural-Gas Drilling Operation in Jonah Field

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 – Thursday, May 21, 2009

Media Opportunities

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Press availability at wind farm near Cheyenne

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Press availability at Gillette Airport

Bus tour of Jonah Field, leaving from Pinedale

Media opportunities, particularly for the Jonah Field tour, are limited and times and locations are subject to change. All interested media representatives should contact Cara Eastwood or the EPA press office to confirm details and logistics.