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**Media Advisory for Tuesday, May 4 at 11:00AM ET**



Contacts:
Oliver Bernstein, Sierra Club, 512.289.8618

D.C. Press Conference: Key Senators, Environmental Leaders to Discuss Impact of Massive Gulf Oil Spill on Future Coastline Drilling Policy


On the two week anniversary of the offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, key coastal protection champions from the Senate will join leaders from the environmental community to discuss the impact of the catastrophe on future coastline drilling policy and to recommend courses of action.

WHAT: Press conference to mark two-week anniversary of oil disaster, recommend next steps in coastline drilling policy

WHO: Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Margie Alt, Executive Director, Environment America
Andrew Sharpless, Chief Executive Officer, Oceana

WHERE: "Senate Swamp," Upper Senate Park, next to Russell Office Building
(For rain location contact Oliver Bernstein, 512-289-8618)

WHEN:   Tuesday, May 4, 11:00-11:20am ET


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