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TODAY: EPA Administrator Travels to New Orleans to Meet with Environmental Groups, Local Leaders

Release Date: 10/05/2010
Contact Information: Alisha Johnson, johnson.alisha@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to New Orleans today to meet with environmental organizations and local leaders on the government’s gulf coast restoration efforts. As the recently-appointed chair of President Obama’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, Administrator Jackson will discuss environmental issues in the gulf and long-term recovery efforts.

The task force was commissioned to help create and maintain gulf coast ecosystems while providing economic support and addressing possible long-term health issues of residents. The initiative will work to provide long-term financial assistance to improve the region’s environment, economy and health.

Today, Oct. 5, 2010

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

WHAT: Meetings with environmental organizations and local leaders

WHERE: 11:00 a.m. CST
Meeting with Environmental Organizations
Greater Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church
5130 Chartres Street
New Orleans
OPEN PRESS

1:00 p.m. CST
Meeting with Parish Presidents
CLOSED PRESS