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EPA Chief Travels to Seattle to Highlight Green Jobs, Host State of the Union Townhall with University of Washington Students

Release Date: 01/24/2012
Contact Information: Mark MacIntyre, EPA Public Affairs, (206) 553-7302 (desk), (206) 369-7999 (cell), macintyre.mark@epa.gov; Marianne Holsman, EPA Public Affairs, (206) 553-1237 (desk), (206) 450-5895 (cell), holsman.marianne@epa.gov

(Seattle -January 24, 2011) – EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will visit Seattle on Wednesday, January 25, on the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union Address. During her visit, she will discuss the themes laid out in the President's speech during a visit to clean technology company EnerG2 and a State of the Union townhall with students and faculty at the University of Washington-Seattle. During the townhall, she will talk about Obama administration efforts that benefit both public health and the economy. The town hall continues Administrator Jackson’s ongoing efforts to speak with Americans across the country, especially students, about EPA’s work to protect people’s health and the environment and support job growth.

EnerG2 is a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced nano-structured materials for applications in next-generation energy storage devices. EnerG2’s proprietary Carbon Technology Platform (CTP) produces engineered high-purity carbon materials for a wide range of energy storage applications. EnerG2 recently completed construction of its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Albany, Oregon.

    Wednesday, January 25:
    1:00 PM EnerG2 Lab Tour
    100 NE Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98105
    Portions of the tour will be open to the press. There will be a media availability immediately following the lab tour.
    4:00 PM University of Washington Town Hall
    Fisheries Bldg./Boat Street/University of Washington Campus, Seattle, WA 98105
    This event is open to public.
*Members of the news media wishing to attend either event should RSVP to Mark MacIntyre at (206) 553-7302 or (206) 369-7999, macintyre.mark@epa.gov

For more information:

Lisa P. Jackson: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/administrator.html

EnerG2: http://www.energ2.com/