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LBJ School to Host U.S. Department of State Public Forum on the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, Sept. 28

Event Details

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

The Lady Bird Johson Auditorium at the University of Texas at Austin
2313 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78705

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in Lot 38 in the LBJ Library and Museum parking lot.

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host a public forum organized by the U.S. Department of State on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The event will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum at the University of Texas at Austin on Sept. 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The forum provides an opportunity for the public to express views on all aspects of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canada and U.S. oil fields to refineries primarily on the Gulf Coast. Participants are encouraged to recount information illustrating their view about whether the issuance of a Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project is in the U.S. national interest, taking into account a wide range of factors, including environmental, economic, energy security, foreign policy, and pipeline safety concerns.

All members of the public are welcome to attend and state their comments for the administrative record. Persons who want to speak at the meeting will need to sign up in person at the entrance of the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium and be given a number. The order of speakers will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the sign-up sheet.  Those wishing to speak must be present when their name or number is called or they will forfeit their time.

Remarks made at the meeting will be recorded, transcribed, and entered into the administrative record for the State Department’s consideration of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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