Interior Secretary Ken Salazar met separately with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Susan Collins (R-ME), John Hoeven (R-ND), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) May 19 in an effort to form a bipartisan coalition to advance energy legislation. Discussions included three areas in which agreement might be forged, including conventional energy production such as coal and onshore and offshore drilling, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.