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EPA Administrator Jackson Will Join Congressional Delegation to Netherlands Administrator to join Congressional leaders touring world-class water management and flood protection system

Release Date: 05/13/2009
Contact Information: Brendan Gilfillan, 202-564-2081 / 4355 / gilfillan.brendan@epa.gov

(Washington, DC – May 13, 2009) U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is scheduled to join a Congressional delegation to the Netherlands from May 26-28. Administrator Jackson, a New Orleans native, will join U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, members of Congress, state and local officials and others on a three day tour of the Netherlands’ comprehensive flood control system. EPA does work through several programs, such as smart growth and wetlands preservation, that focuses on flood mitigation.

Members of the media that are interested in covering this trip should immediately contact Senator Landrieu’s Communications Director, Stephanie Allen at
Stephanie_Allen@landrieu.senate.gov to begin logistical preparations.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, members of Congress, state and local officials

WHAT: Congressional Delegation to the Netherlands.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 26 – Thursday, May 28

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Amsterdam: Site visit and briefings.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The Hague: Briefings

Thursday, May 28, 2009
Rotterdam: Site visits and briefings.