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EPA sponsors climate change symposium for tribes

Release Date: 11/24/2008
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, 312 353-6218, cannon.phillippa@epa.gov, Karen Thompson, 312 353-8547, thompson.karen@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 08-OPA176

(Chicago, Ill. - Nov. 24, 2008) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 is sponsoring a symposium on climate change in the Great Lakes basin for tribal officials and others Dec. 1-4 at the Forest County Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. The symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss health and cultural effects of climate change in tribal communities around the Great Lakes such as its impact on water supplies and threats to native species important to indigenous cultures and economies.

Symposium agenda and registration information are available at http://www.epa.gov/region5/air/tribes/TCCSymposium.htm

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