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EPA Administrator Travels to New Orleans to Commemorate Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Release Date: 08/26/2010
Contact Information: Joe Hubbard 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

TODAY: EPA Administrator Travels to New Orleans to Commemorate Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Four-day visit will include visits with students, residents and community organizations

DALLAS – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to New Orleans tomorrow for a series of events commemorating the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the continued rebuilding of neighborhoods and areas devastated by the hurricane. She will remain in the region until Sunday.

Administrator Jackson, a native of New Orleans, who grew up in Pontchartrain Park, will speak to students on her New Orleans upbringing, Hurricane Katrina’s impact and EPA’s role in helping to revive and restore the region. Administrator Jackson will also give remarks to several environmental and community organizations and speak with residents and local volunteers.

Additional information about Administrator Jackson’s schedule will be released when it becomes available.

To request an interview with Administrator Jackson, please email johnson.alisha@epa.gov.

TODAY, Thursday, August 26, 2010

10:45 AM CDT
Meet and Greet with Metairie Academy Students
Metairie Academy Cafeteria
201 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA
OPEN PRESS

1:15 PM CDT
Keynote Speech at Earth Institute Conference
Tulane University
Lavin Bernick Center, Qatar Room, 212
New Orleans, LA
OPEN PRESS

Friday, August 27, 2010

9:30 AM CDT
Remarks and Q&A at Student Summit
A.H. Wilson Charter School
3617 General Pershing Street
New Orleans, LA
OPEN PRESS

11 AM CDT
Tulane University Wave of Green Volunteer Event
1 Collin Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA
OPEN PRESS

2:30 PM CDT
Remarks at TEDxNOLA Conference
Le Petit Theatre, 616 St Peter Street
New Orleans, LA
OPEN PRESS

Saturday, August 27, 2010

12:00 PM CDT
Remarks at Fifty For Five Event
2726 Mexico Street
Gentilly, LA
OPEN PRESS
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Additional information will be released when it becomes available.
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