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EPA Chief Lisa P. Jackson To Deliver University of Washington Commencement Address Saturday

Release Date: 06/08/2012
Contact Information: Mark MacIntyre, EPA, MacIntyre.mark@epa.gov Alisha Johnson, EPA, Johnson.alisha@epa.gov

(Seattle – June 8, 2012) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will deliver a commencement address at the University of Washington 2012 graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 9 at Seattle’s Century Link Field. Administrator Jackson will be introduced by University of Washington President Michael Young.

Administrator Jackson leads EPA’s efforts to protect the health and environment for all Americans. She and a staff of more than 18,000 professionals are working across the nation to usher in a green economy, address health threats from pollution in our air, water and land, and renew the public’s trust in EPA’s work. Since being named President Obama’s cabinet member in charge of environmental protection, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has been featured on Time Magazine’s 2010 and 2011 lists of the “100 Most Influential People in the World."

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

WHAT: University of Washington Commencement Address

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 1:30 PM (PDT)

WHERE: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington.

*Note: Reporters and photographers should park in the lot at the south end of the stadium, off Royal Brougham Way. Permits are required for this lot and will be emailed to media in advance; please contact Bob Roseth with email addresses and other questions. The parking lot can be accessed from both the west (viaduct side) and east (I-5 side). From the west, take the ramp that leads up from intersection of Occidental and Royal Brougham. Turn left into garage. From the east, follow signs from 4th Avenue S. and Royal Brougham. The signs lead the way up a curling ramp. Turn right into garage.