Congressman Adam Smith announced today that he will attend an Emergency Energy Conservation Summit this Saturday, March 31, 2001, starting at 10:00 a.m., held at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. Smith will be joined by other Washington State Delegation members along with representatives of several public utilities, government agencies, and school groups to discuss possible solutions to the pending continuation of the energy crisis our region is enduring.

"It is important that our region come together to discuss our current energy situation," said Smith. "We need to discuss how we can ensure that our economy remains strong and consumers are protected.

The intent of the summit is to help devise energy conservation solutions. It is Smith's hope that open dialogue among interested parties will aid in the solution process providing process.

The Energy summit will feature three panels, each with separate subjects and guests. It will conclude at 2:30 p.m.. The public and media are invited to attend. Congressman Smith will be available to speak with the press at 9:45 a.m.. Details of the summit to follow:

WHAT: Emergency Energy Conservation Summit
WHO: Legislators, Guest Participant, and Citizens
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2001 

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Member Press Availability
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Summit

WHERE: Jackson Federal Building/South Auditorium/915 Second Avenue, Seattle