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TODAY: United States and Canada to Announce Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

Release Date: 09/07/2012
Contact Information: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, press@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent will sign an updated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement this afternoon. Administrator Jackson and Minister Kent will hold a short press availability following the signing ceremony.

The agreement, last updated in 1987, addresses critical health issues in the Great Lakes region and is a model of binational cooperation to protect water quality. The two governments began negotiations in 2009 to strengthen the agreement.

A live webcast of the event will be available for those not able to attend in person: http://www.epa.gov/live/

WHO:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent


WHAT:
Signing ceremony and press availability

WHEN:
2 p.m. EDT, Friday, September 7, 2012

WHERE:
Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001