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Virginia hosts energy summit with governors, senators

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will join several governors and U.S. senators, including Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), in Alexandria Tuesday to talk about energy.

McDonnell will host the Southern States Energy Board Governors Energy Summit at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) will lead panel discussions. Warner, Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-WVa.) and CEOs of major energy companies will offer presentations to the group on oil and gas drilling, nuclear energy and EPA regulations.

See below for the full schedule:

8:30 a.m. Call to Order and Opening Remarks

Governor Bob McDonnell, Virginia

8:45 a.m. Oil and Gas Development: The Onshore and Offshore Challenge

Discussion Leader: Governor Robert Bentley (Alabama)

Keynote: Senator Mark Warner (Virginia)

Remarks: Terry McCallister, Chairman and CEO, Washington Gas; Mike Ward, Executive Director, Virginia Petroleum Council

9:30 a.m. Nuclear Energy: Renaissance or Requiem

Discussion Leader: Governor Haley Barbour (Mississippi)

Keynote: Senator Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)

Remarks: Mr. Stephen Kuczynski, Chairman, President & CEO, Southern Nuclear Operating Company

10:15 a.m. EPA Regulations and Impact on Energy and the Economy

Discussion Leader: Governor Bob McDonnell

Keynote: Senator Joe Manchin (West Virginia)

Remarks: Mr. Kevin Crutchfield, CEO, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

11:15 a.m. Media Availability


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