The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels



Fossil Energy (FE) (Energy Dept.), Forrestal Bldg., 1000 Independence Ave. S.W., #4G084, 20585-1290; (202) 586-6660. Fax, (202) 586-5146. Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary.

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Responsible for policy and management of high-risk, long-term research and development in recovering, converting, and using fossil energy, including coal, petroleum, oil shale, and unconventional sources of natural gas. Handles the petroleum reserve and the naval petroleum and oil shale reserve programs; oversees the Clean Coal Program to design and construct environmentally clean coal-burning facilities.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Interior Dept.), Energy Resources Program, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., MS 913, Reston, VA 20192-0002 (mailing address: 913 National Center, Reston, VA 20192); (703) 648-6470; (703) 648-6471. Fax, (703) 648-5464. Walter Scott Guidroz, Program Coordinator, (703) 648-6421.

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