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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2010

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David Graham-Caso
cell: (858) 945-2203
david.grahamcaso@sierraclub.org

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune to Visit BP Disaster Site
Leader of Oldest, Largest Grassroots Environmental Organization in Country to Visit with Those Affected by Disaster and Tour Disaster Site

(New Orleans, LA) – Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, the Sierra Club, will visit New Orleans on Wednesday, May 5, to meet with people affected by the BP Disaster and to see first-hand the devastation caused by the negligence that led to the ongoing catastrophe.  Mr. Brune will meet with residents and business people in the morning and will then go on a flyover tour of the disaster site.  Mr. Brune will be joined on the flyover by Barry Kohl, the Conservation Chair for the Sierra Club’s New Orleans group and a local expert on oil and gas issues in the Gulf.

WHAT:    Meetings with business leaders and community members who are being affected by the BP Disaster; Flyover tour of the BP Disaster site

WHO:  Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
            Barry Kohl, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club New Orleans Group

WHEN: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

COVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES AND DETAILS
There will be media availability with Mr. Brune in New Orleans throughout the day.  Please contact David Graham-Caso at 858.945.2203 or david.grahamcaso@sierraclub.org if you are interested in arranging an interview with Mr. Brune.

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