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Utah Energy Summit Set to Begin Sunday

Governor Huntsman, Energy Policy Leaders from Across the Nation to Join in 'Comprehensive and Diverse' Program

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman released today the final agenda for the first Utah Energy Summit to be held April 15-17 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

"The Summit will bring together some of the most prominent leaders on energy issues from our state, the region and the nation for an event that truly will be the first of its kind in Utah," Governor Huntsman said. "This is an exciting time in energy innovation and development and there are great opportunities for us to have balanced development of our resources. The Summit will provide the State of Utah and my fellow governors with new information that will help us develop forward-thinking and innovative energy policies."

The Summit will begin with a National Governors' Association Natural Resources Committee field hearing to explore federal energy issues. Governor Huntsman chairs the committee. On Monday and Tuesday, the Utah Energy Summit will focus more specifically on western energy issues, as well as the particular challenges faced in Utah.

Speakers and panelists have been selected from senior levels of government, businesses, academia and energy and conservation advocacy groups. Resource topics to be addressed during the Summit cover a very broad spectrum from coal mining and oil drilling to advanced energy technologies, energy efficiency, renewable energy resources.

Governor Huntsman said, "This is one of the most comprehensive and diverse programs of its type that I have seen. I believe participants in the Utah Energy Summit will leave with a much clearer understanding of the challenges we face on energy issues but also with a renewed commitment to working collaboratively on finding new solutions."

For additional information on the Utah Energy Summit, including a complete list of speakers and panelists, go to

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