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EPA Hosts Video Town Hall Meeting About Effective Land Use

Release Date: 03/29/2010
Contact Information: Latisha Petteway, petteway.latisha@epa.gov, 202-564-3191, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding an Internet-based town hall meeting on March 30, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST. Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, and other EPA experts will answer citizen questions about effective land use.

Effective and efficient land use saves commuting time, money, resources, and energy. Land use is also a major factor affecting the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) that we produce. A recent EPA document found that 16-20 percent of U.S. GHG emissions are associated with land management policies.

EPA wants to know what the public thinks about EPA’s land use policies. What role does the public see EPA playing in land reuse? How can land cleanup contribute to effective reuse?

There are two ways to attend and/or participate in the town hall meeting:

      Watch Online
      Interested parties may access the live video stream of the meeting at www.epa.gov/oswer/videotownhall.htm. Participants are encouraged to submit questions and comments townhallquestions@epa.gov before or during the meeting. The organizers of the event will select a representative sample of questions submitted and answer as many as possible.

      Phone In
      Participants may also listen to the meeting toll free by calling 1-877-220-5073, conference code (65269385). Those attending by phone will have an opportunity to ask questions towards the end of the meeting. We will answer as many questions as possible.

More information on the video town hall meeting:
http://www.epa.gov/oswer/videotownhall.htm