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EPA Chief Gina McCarthy will visit Alaska to highlight climate action plan and tour Bristol Bay

Release Date: 08/22/2013
Contact Information: Marianne Holsman, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-1237,

RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2013

CONTACT: Marianne Holsman, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-1237,

WHAT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to Alaska next week to highlight the President’s commitment to addressing climate change and its impact on the state. Administrator McCarthy plans to visit the Portage Glacier near Anchorage to survey the effects of climate change on the region. McCarthy is also scheduled to visit the Bristol Bay watershed where she will meet with tribes, industry representatives, fishermen, and other stakeholders in the area. McCarthy will also visit Fairbanks to discuss ongoing air quality issues facing the community. More details are being finalized and will be released shortly.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES (final times tbd):

      Portage Glacier Tour
      When: Monday, August 26
      Where: Girdwood, Alaska

      Tour of Fairbanks
      When: Wednesday, August 28
      Where: Fairbanks, Alaska
NOTE: Media interested in attending events should contact Marianne Holsman at 206-553-1237,