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Press Room:  For Immediate Release 
Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2009

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
SAN FRANCISCO OFFSHORE DRILLING HEARING
RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE
LIST OF EVENTS

WHAT: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will hold a public meeting in San Francisco to gauge public opinion on offshore drilling. Activists from around the state will gather to send a  message that Californians want clean energy, not more offshore drilling.

WHEN: April 14th (10 a.m. PST) Telephone Press Conference *(888) 228-9795 ID: 95038152*
  April 15th (6 p.m.-9 p.m.)  Activist Gathering & Preparation
  April 16th (8 a.m.-8 p.m.)  Offshore Drilling Hearing
  April 16th  (noon)    Rally & Concert at UCSF
 
EVENTS:            

Tuesday, April 14 (10 a.m. PST) Telephone Press Conference
**PLEASE CALL (888) 228-9795 Conference ID: 95038152**
Speakers:
Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director
Zeke Grader, Executive Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association
Assemblyman Pedro Nava, (D-Santa Barbara)
Faith Gemmil, Gwich’in Alaska Native, REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands)   
Press Conference Contact: Kristina Johnson, Sierra Club (415) 977-5619

Wednesday, April 15th (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) Activist Gathering & Preparation
Activists gather from across the state to organize against offshore drilling, create "no oil drilling" t-shirts, signs, and banners. 
Where: Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Pre- Rally Event Contact: Alexis Henry, Surfrider Foundation, (949) 732-6413

Thursday, April 16th    (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) Offshore Drilling Hearing
   (noon)  Rally and Concert at UCSF
A chorus of musicians, community members, elected officials, and activists come together to rally against offshore drilling.  Representatives from Environment California, NRDC, Pacific Environment, Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, and more to answer questions and give interviews. 
VISUALS: Giant oil rig, Dolphin/Jellyfish costumes, thousands of activists with signs, live music, surfboards, beach balls
Where:
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Mission Bay Conference Center, Robertson Auditorium
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA

Hearing and Rally Contacts:
Kristina Johnson, Sierra Club, (541) 914- 9744
Sarah Kagan, Pacific Environment, (415) 335-5031      
Gina Goodhill, Environment California (213) 447-8583
Sara Aminzadeh, San Francisco Baykeeper (415) 794-8422
Emilie Surrusco, Alaska Wilderness League, (202) 341-8787



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