Griles discounts meeting invite
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MONDAY, MAY 6, 2002

An upcoming oil industry meeting featuring Department of Interior officials will not be used to bash bureaucrats, Deputy Secretary J. Steven Griles told The Denver Post.

But that's not the message members of the Independent Petroleum Association of the Mountain States got when they received the following e-mail in their inboxes:

Subject: Meeting with Interior and BLM

Members are invited to attend a very special meeting on May 7 with Deputy Secretary of Interior J. Steven Griles, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Rebecca Watson, and BLM Director Kathleen Clarke. The meeting will take place in the Bluebell Room of the Pinnacle Club (37th Floor), beginning at 1:00 p.m. Seating is limited and participants must RSVP if they plan to attend. Members are invited to listen and ask questions about the Administration's plans to improve land access and permitting in the Rocky Mountain States. Specific concerns about BLM Field Offices and personnel should be submitted (in writing) to the IPAMS office one week prior to the meeting (April 30). Special thanks to IPAMS Member Jim Wallace (of Brownlie, Wallace, Armstrong & Bander Exploration) for arranging this meeting.

Griles told the paper the meeting will not be open to the public.

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