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SUNDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Congressional Black Caucus, to Stop in Columbia on Environmental Justice Tour

Release Date: 04/16/2010
Contact Information: Carl Terry, 678-576-6806, terry.carl@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – April 16, 2010) On Sunday, President Obama’s pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, along with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), will stop in Columbia, S.C. for a public town hall meeting on their Environmental Justice Tour.

The joint EPA-CBC tour is meant to highlight the impact of environmental issues on underserved communities throughout the country. The tour was kicked off in Mississippi with visit to Greenville and Jackson in January, hosted by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.). Stops in South Carolina mark the second leg of the tour, and will include meetings and public events in Spartanburg, Columbia, Aiken and North Charleston.


WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson;
Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC);
Delegate Donna M. Christensen (D-VI);
Mayor Robert D. Coble, City of Columbia;

          Stan Meiburg, EPA Acting Regional Administrator;
          Robert W. King, Deputy Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; and
Dr. Charles E. Young, Allen University President

WHAT: South Carolina Environmental Justice Tour Public Town Hall Meeting in Columbia

WHEN: Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 4 - 6 pm

WHERE: Allen University, John Hurst Adams Gymnatorium
1516 Pine Street
Columbia, S.C.


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 South Carolina Environmental Justice Tour, should e-mail terry.carl@epa.gov or call 678-576-6806 by Saturday, April 17, to RSVP. Please include your name, media affiliation and contact information in your request.