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Media Call Advisory: EPA Administrator to Preview Missouri Visit with Farmers and Discussion of Efforts to Protect U.S. Waterways

Release Date: 07/07/2014
Contact Information: EPA Press Office, press@epa.gov

WASHINGTON - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press call tomorrow, Tuesday, July 8 at 9:00 a.m. EDT to preview her trip to Missouri on Wednesday and Thursday. While in Missouri, McCarthy will meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the US, a proposed rule that clarifies and protects our nations’ waters under the Clean Water Act.

McCarthy will be joined on the call by Missouri corn and soybean farmer Bill Heffernan whose farm she will visit in Rocheport, MO on Wednesday to view soil conservation practices used to protect local waterways. On Thursday, she will deliver a speech on Waters of the US at the Kansas City Agribusiness Council Luncheon.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 8; 9:00 a.m. EDT

WHO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

      Bill Heffernan, Missouri corn and soybean farmer

WHAT: Press call previewing Administrator McCarthy’s trip to Missouri

WHERE: Members of the media interested in participating in the call should dial 877-887-8949 and ask for the “Clean Water Act Proposed Rule” call. The conference ID is 71510441.