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U.S. EPA Administrator Kicking Off Earth Week Tour on Climate Action Plan/McCarthy traveling to New York, Boston, Cleveland, Atlanta and Memphis

Release Date: 04/18/2014
Contact Information: EPA HQ Press Office, press@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – In recognition of Earth Week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is taking to the road to ask Americans to act on climate change through simple actions to reduce carbon pollution in their daily lives.

Administrator McCarthy will participate in various events to promote President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and will focus on responsible steps to cut carbon pollution to slow the effects of climate change and leave a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. She will also explain how the plan seeks to decrease the threats to public health and anticipate challenges from severe weather associated with a changing climate, while encouraging clean energy innovation and growth in green jobs.

Details about the events will be made available next week.

MONDAY, APRIL 21, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
11 PM EDT: Administrator McCarthy will be a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, BOSTON, MASS.
12 Noon EDT: Administrator McCarthy will participate in an event at the New England Aquarium with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Aquarium President & CEO Bud Ris, the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, and teens from the Aquarium’s three youth programs to discuss action on climate change.

7 PM EDT: Administrator McCarthy and Secretary Moniz will throw the first pitch at the Red Sox vs. Yankees Game at Fenway Park.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, CLEVELAND, OHIO
10:35 AM EDT: Administrator McCarthy will join the American Lung Association and public health partners for a press conference on health impacts of air pollution at the Cleveland Clinic.

11:30 AM EDT: Administrator will deliver the keynote address at the Climate and Energy Funders Group Annual Meeting.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, ATLANTA, GA.
6:30 PM EDT: Administrator McCarthy will join the Hip Hop Caucus “Act on Climate Tour” to speak about the disproportionate impacts and the costs of climate change.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, MEMPHIS, TENN.
Time TBA: Administrator McCarthy will participate in a media tour of the Partnership for Sustainability’s investments in Memphis with HUD Secretary Donovan and DOT Secretary Foxx. The tour will highlight the impact of Partnership investments in the community.

To learn more about Earth Day and how you can make a difference at
www.epa.gov/earthday