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TODAY: EPA Chief Begins Three-State Tour Highlighting Climate Action Plan / EPA Administrator visits New York, Wisconsin, and Michigan to discuss climate change, power plant announcement

Release Date: 09/25/2013
Contact Information: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, press@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will begin a three-day trip where she will speak to students, businesses and other stakeholders on EPA's recent carbon pollution standards proposal for new power plants, and President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution. She will also discuss her vision for EPA and challenges the agency will face going forward.

On Wednesday, Administrator McCarthy will speak to Clinton Global Initiative attendees during a panel discussion titled, “Making the Case for Environmental and Sustainability Education.” She will be joined by representatives from the Captain Planet Foundation, Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation and Earth University. On Thursday, she will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. to deliver a keynote address to students, faculty and members of the public attending the Michigan Environmental Law and Public Health Conference at the University of Michigan Law School. Friday in Madison, Wis., Administrator McCarthy will join Madison Mayor Paul Soglin to highlight EPA’s work with local communities to advance sustainability efforts through the MPower Business Champion Program. She will also deliver a keynote address at the Trout Unlimited Annual meeting.

*** These events are open to members of the media. Interested press should contact press@epa.gov ***