WASHINGTON -- March 8 -- Just days before Congress could consider including Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling provisions as part of the Federal Budget Resolution, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will join Oil on Ice filmmaker Dale Djerassi, Alaska natives, and experts on the Arctic Refuge to field questions about the film and the battle over the fate of America's natural treasure. The award-winning documentary Oil on Ice -- which offers a front-row seat to witness the Refuge's serene beauty, wildlife, and native cultures as well as an in-depth look at America's energy policy -- is being shown this month at more than 380 university campuses and community centers and 1,000 house parties across the country for Energy Action Day and Arctic Action Day.
WHAT: Press conference: Screening short film clip, Q&A session
WHO: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA); Filmmaker Dale Djerassi; Peter
Solomon and Sarah James, Gwich'in Nation; Mary Margaret Brower
and George Edwardson, Inupiat Eskimos; Melinda Pierce, Sierra
Club; Ariele Foster, Climate Campaign.
WHEN: March 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: National Press Club - Holeman Lounge
BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED
Contact: Annie Strickler, Sierra Club: (202) 675-2384
Heather Raney, Oil on Ice: (415) 609-4994