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SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today an important next step in the creation of his 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan, with four public hearings scheduled across the State.
 
"We are moving forward with our plan to responsibly develop Utah's abundant energy resources, while also pursuing renewable energy opportunities throughout the State," Governor Herbert said. "A critical part of this process is to gather valuable input from stakeholders and citizens."
 
The meetings will be facilitated by Ted Wilson, Governor Herbert's senior environmental advisor and chairman of the Governor's Energy Initiative Task Force. Members of the Task Force will also be present.
 
Details of the scheduled hearings are as follows:
 
Wednesday, Sept. 8
Carbon County Courthouse
120 E. Main St.
Price, Utah
5-7 p.m.
 
Thursday, Sept. 9
Southern Utah University
Hunter Conference Center
Cedar City, Utah
5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 14
State Office Building Auditorium
Utah State Capitol Complex
Salt Lake City, Utah
5-7 p.m.                                                 
 
Thursday, Sept. 23
Western Park
302 E 200 South
Vernal, Utah
3-5 p.m.

Interested individuals or organizations are encouraged to RSVP to guarantee a speaking time. An individual or organization may utilize one reserved spot during the public hearings. To RSVP for any of the four public hearings, please contact Ashlee Buchholz at (801) 538-1621 or abuchholz@utah.gov.
 
To post public comment online or to view details of the Governor's 10-Year Strategic Energy Initiative, visit at www.energy.utah.gov/governorsenergyplan/index.htm.

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