Published: Sept. 11, 1997

Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt will make a policy address on climate change at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater on the University of Colorado campus.

The speech is free and open to the public, but space is limited and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of inclement weather, Babbitt will speak in Macky Auditorium.

Babbitt served as governor of Arizona from 1975 to 1987. He was appointed to President Clinton’s Cabinet in 1993 and has taken on large scale, consensus-based environmental restoration projects throughout the nation.

Babbitt was instrumental in reintroducing endangered grey wolves into Yellowstone National Park, and has recently been in the news because of the reauthorization of the Endangered Species Act and oil drilling in the new national monument in Utah.

For more information contact Laurie Van Horn at 492-5188 or Wynn Martens at (303) 492-7084.

NOTE: Details of Babbitt’s speech will follow as more information becomes available. Members of the press who plan to cover the event are asked to contact Laurie Van Horn (print media, 492-5188) or Dirk Martin (broadcast media, 492-3140) in the CU-Boulder Public Relations Office.