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FRIDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Congressional Black Caucus Visit Americus on Environmental Justice Tour

Release Date: 09/09/2010
Contact Information: Carl Terry, 678-576-6806, terry.carl@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – Sept. 8, 2010) On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA), will visit Americus, Ga. to hold a public town hall meeting as part of their Environmental Justice Tour.

The joint EPA-CBC tour is meant to highlight the impact of environmental issues on communities throughout the country. The tour was kicked off in Mississippi in January, and stops have been made in South Carolina and Missouri. Administrator Jackson’s stop in Georgia will include meetings and public events in Americus.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson;

          EPA Regional Administrator Gwen Keyes Fleming; and
          Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA)

WHAT: Georgia Environmental Justice Tour Public Town Hall Meeting in Americus

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: South Georgia Technical College
Pope Center
          900 South Technical Parkway
          Americus, GA

A media availability session will occur immediately after the town hall meeting.

*** Credentialed press who would like to interview Administrator Lisa P. Jackon and/or attend the Georgia Environmental Justice Tour should e-mail terry.carl@epa.gov or call 404-562-8327 by Thursday, September 9, to RSVP. Please include your name, media affiliation and contact information in your request.