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TODAY: Advisory Group Releases Report on Addressing Environmental Challenges Along the U.S. – Mexico Border

Release Date: 06/17/2010
Contact Information: Stacy Kika (News Media Only), kika.stacy@epa.gov, 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355/ Dolores Wesson (Public Inquiries), Wesson.dolores@epa.gov, 202-564-9085; Lina Younes, younes.lina@epa.gov, 202-564-9924, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB), an independent presidential advisory committee to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is holding a press conference on the release of the report, “A Blueprint for Action on the US - Mexico Border.” The report develops recommendations to address challenges along the U.S. – Mexico border. Michelle DePass, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs, will join Nancy Sutley, chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, at the press conference to receive the recommendations and discuss maintaining a strong international relationship with Mexico as both countries move forward in addressing the human health and environmental challenges along the border. A roundtable discussion on the federal, state, and local stakeholder perspective will be held immediately following the press conference.

WHO:
Nancy Sutley, chair of the Council on Environmental Quality

Michelle DePass, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs

Paul Ganster, chair of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board

WHAT:
Press conference and roundtable discussion

WHEN:
Today, June 17, 2010, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Fifth-floor conference room)
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004


    More information on Good Neighbor Environmental Board: http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb

    To view the webcast: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/mexico

    Note: You will not be able to view the webcast until 3 p.m. EDT