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Federal director visits PSU to recruit scientists, talk energy policy
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 3:00pm

WHAT: Michael Bromwich, director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) will discuss safe and responsible development of oil and natural gas resources in the Outer Continental Shelf. His talk is part of a nationwide effort to recruit environmental scientists to BOEMRE, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior—the federal agency responsible for managing the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral resources.

“As we work to elevate the role of science in our decision-making, we must attract top-flight environmental scientists to conduct scientific studies, complete legally-mandated environmental reviews, and fill important positions in environmental compliance,” said Bromwich. “These aggressive recruitment efforts underscore our seriousness about environmental issues and reflect our emphasis on science in decision-making.”

BOEMRE’s environmental studies program provides $30 million annually for scientific studies in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Arctic.

WHEN: 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2011

WHERE: Millar Library, Room 160, Portland State University (1875 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR)

COST: Free and open to the public.

MORE: http://www.boemre.gov/ooc/press/2011/press0329.htm