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THURSDAY: EPA Administrator Jackson Visits Columbus, Ohio for Recovery Act Announcement / Marking one-year milestone, Jackson to discuss recovery act job creation, community improvement

Release Date: 02/17/2010
Contact Information: EPA Press Office,

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland and other Ohio officials for an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act announcement in Columbus on Thursday, February 18 – the day after the one-year anniversary of the signing of the recovery act.

Ohio has spent more than $5.4 billion in recovery act funds, saving or creating 79,000 jobs in 2009. More than 4.5 million working families in Ohio will also receive a total of $2.2 billion in tax relief.

The State of Ohio leads the nation in the number of water projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects have created and saved jobs while improving water quality and infrastructure across the state.

WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland
Ohio EPA Director Chris Korleski

WHAT: Recovery Act Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 11:00 a.m. CST

WHERE: Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts
31st floor, rooms B, C

      77 South High Street
      Columbus, Ohio 43215