June 24, 2008

Wyden Brings Energy Independence Tour to Eugene on June 30th for Public Forum

Eugene, OR - Frustrated with high gas prices? Concerned about buying home heating oil this winter? If you have ideas on what to do about it, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wants to hear them.

Wyden will hold a public forum in Eugene on Monday to listen to what Lane County residents have to say about what the United States can do to become more energy independent. The forum is the first stop in Wyden's Energy Independence Tour.

"In Washington we hear all the time from lobbyists and corporations about what we can and can't do about our reliance on foreign oil," Wyden said. "The Fourth of July is coming up and there is nothing more patriotic than finding ways to make the U.S. independent when it comes to energy."

WHO: Oregon Senator Ron Wyden
WHAT: Public forum on energy independence
WHEN: 2 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2008
WHERE: Eugene Water and Electric Meeting Room, 500 E. 4th Avenue, Eugene