The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. 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.
Chapter : Fossil Fuels
Fossil Energy (FE) (Energy Dept.), Forrestal Bldg., 1000 Independence Ave. S.W., #4G084, 20585-1290; (202) 586-6660. Fax, (202) 586-5146. Jennifer Wilcox, Assistant Secretary (Acting).
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. Walter Scott Guidroz, Program Coordinator, (703) 648-6421.
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