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Senior Obama Administration Officials to Join Governor Brown, Mayor Garcetti, Other Leaders in L.A. for Climate Task Force Meeting

Release Date: 02/05/2014
Contact Information: Taryn Tuss (CEQ), 202-456-6998; Caroline Behringer (EPA), 202-760-1732; Niketa Kumar (DOE), 202-586-4940; Evan Westrup (State of California), 916-445-4571; Jeff Millman (City of L.A.), 213-978-0741

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, February 13, senior Obama Administration officials, including White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman will join California Governor Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and state, local and tribal leaders from across the country for a media availability at Los Angeles City Hall following the second meeting of President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

The president established the Task Force in November to advise the Administration on how the Federal government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. Supporting state and local efforts to protect communities from the effects of climate change is an important part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan.

The Task Force meeting will focus on improving the resilience and longevity of our nation's transportation, water and energy infrastructure in the face of extreme weather, sea level rise, extreme temperatures, drought and other impacts of climate change, and will provide an opportunity for Task Force members to share their experience in implementing climate preparedness measures and continue to develop recommendations for the President. Administration officials and Task Force members will be available to the media following the meeting.

The Task Force held its first meeting in December at the White House.

WHO:
Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
David Agnew, Director, White House Intergovernmental Affairs
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Jerry Brown, Governor of California
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
Members of the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

WHAT:
Press Conference on Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience

WHEN:
Thursday, February 13 at 11:30 a.m. PST

WHERE:
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012