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EPA Chief Lisa P. Jackson to Tour San Francisco Recycling Plant

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Contact Information: Mary Simms, simms.mary@epa.gov

Visit Part of 2-day Tour Highlighting Jobs, Green Tech

SAN FRANCISCO— On Wednesday, September 14th, Presidential cabinet member U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to the San Francisco Bay Area to meet with local businesses and organizations, highlighting jobs and green technology. During the two-day trip, Administrator Jackson will discuss President Obama's jobs plan and highlight innovation and sustainability at area businesses.

Administrator Jackson will view operations and talk with employees at Recycle Central, Recology’s Pier 96 Recycling Station. She will also view a solar panel installation at Project Open Hand, a non-profit organization working with HIV/AIDS patients, the homebound critically ill and seniors. Both events are open to the press. Press wishing to attend should RSVP to simms.mary@epa.gov.


WHO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

      U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld

WHAT: Tour of Recology Pier 96 Recycling Station, “Recycle Central”
(Note:
No high-heels allowed, thick-soled shoes recommended)

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14th - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pier 96
San Francisco, CA


RSVP: Accredited members of the media -- please RSVP in advance with name, contact info (include email and phone) and media affiliation to Mary Simms at simms.mary@epa.gov ASAP to receive additional details, schedule an interview, and/or participate in a portion of the tour.

Members of the media: If you would like to participate in one of the open press segments of the Administrator’s tour, please RSVP to receive additional information. Limited one-on-one interview opportunities with Administrator Jackson are available Friday morning and being scheduled now – please RSVP ASAP to request additional details.