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EPA Administrator, Attorney General to Observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Release Date: 01/13/2011
Contact Information: EPA Press Office, press@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – On Friday, January 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will join other federal departments and agencies in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will lead the agency’s special commemoration program, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will keynote the event.

Holder was sworn in as the 82nd and first African-American attorney general on February 3, 2009. He was appointed by President Clinton to be the deputy attorney general in 1997, again as the first African-American to be named to that post. Prior to becoming attorney general, Holder was a litigation partner at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.

WHO:
U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

WHAT:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance Program

WHEN:
January 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. EST

WHERE:
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center Amphitheater, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
NW, Washington, D.C.


This event is open to the press. Media wishing to attend can RSVP to
press@epa.gov.