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TODAY: EPA, American Lung Association to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Release Date: 03/16/2011
Contact Information: EPA Press Office, press@epa.gov

TODAY: EPA, American Lung Association to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join American Lung Association President and CEO Charles D. Connor and American Academy of Pediatrics President O. Marion Burton, M.D., F.A.A.P. to discuss the agency’s mercury and air toxics standards - the first-ever national standards for mercury and other air toxics from coal-fired power plants.

They will be joined by Dr. Jonathan Truwit, a pulmonary and critical specialist at the University of Virginia Health System and member of the American Thoracic Society, who will discuss the impacts these harmful emissions have on his patients.

The event begins at 11:00 a.m. EDT – press interested in attending should arrive no later than 10:40 a.m. EDT and should RSVP to press@epa.gov.

Reporters interested only in listening to the event should dial (888) 539-8821 and give the conference ID number, which is 52376239. Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the call’s start time.


WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
American Lung Association President and CEO Charles D. Connor
American Academy of Pediatrics President O. Marion Burton, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Jonathan Truwit, M.D.

WHAT: Press conference on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
WHEN: March 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EDT -- press interested in attending should arrive no later than 10:40 a.m. EDT.

WHERE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters (Ariel Rios South Building)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C.


Reporters interested only in listening to the event should dial (888) 539-8821 and give the conference ID number, which is 52376239. Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the call’s start time.