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WEDNESDAY, November 6: EPA Chief in Kansas City to Support Environmental Justice Efforts

Release Date: 11/04/2013
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, 913-551-7557, lancaster.kris@epa.gov

Administrator McCarthy also to meet with farmers, city business leaders

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(Lenexa, Kan., Nov. 4, 2013) - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to award an environmental justice grant to the Black Health Care Coalition.

The grant will further EPA’s ongoing efforts to make a visible difference in communities across the country by educating citizens on environmental factors related to their health. Administrator McCarthy will also lead a roundtable discussion about creating a healthy environment for children, and will highlight EPA’s commitment to carrying out President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution.

During her visit, Administrator McCarthy will also meet with farmers and other members of the agricultural community, and will sit down with Kansas City business leaders to discuss local energy and environmental initiatives to protect air, water and land in the community.

WHAT: EPA Grant Announcement

WHEN: 2:15 p.m. CST

WHERE: St. Mark Child and Family Development Center, 2008 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64127

This event is open to the press. Media wishing to cover this event should contact lancaster.kris@epa.gov.

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