February 22, 2005

CRAPO, IDAHO FALLS MAYOR MILAM MEET IN D.C. ON INEELâ??S FUTURE

Senator will keynote address to Energy Communities Alliance

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is meeting with Idaho Falls Mayor Linda Milam today to discuss a number of issues, including the future operation and management of the Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL). Milam is in Washington, D.C. as part of the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) meetings in the nationâ??s capital. Crapo will deliver the keynote address to the ECA cities gathering on Thursday. The Energy Communities Alliance is the membership organization of local governments that are adjacent to or impacted by Department of Energy (DOE) activities. ECA's mission is to bring together local government officials in DOE impacted communities to share information, establish policy positions and advocate community interests in order to effectively address an increasingly complex set of constituent, environmental, regulatory and economic development needs. A satellite feed regarding Crapo and Milamâ??s meeting today is available:1:45-2:15 p.m. Mountain Time/ 12:45-1:45 p.m. PacificGalaxy 3 (C-Band) Transponder 7 HorizontalDownlink Frequency 3840Standard Audio# # #FOR INTERESTED MEDIA: A radio actuality is available by calling 1-800-545-1267. Press 327 at any time during or after the greeting and instructions. If you encounter any difficulties with the system, please contact Susan Wheeler at the above number. You can also access the actuality at http://crapo.senate.gov.