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SATURDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Congressional Black Caucus Travel to Kansas City for Environmental Justice Tour

Release Date: 07/09/2010
Contact Information: David Bryan, 913-551-7433,
Top photo (from left): Congressional
Black Caucus First Vice-Chairman
Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05), EPA
Administrator Jackson, EPA Region 7
Administrator Karl Brooks, and Lisa
Garcia, Senior Advisor to the EPA
Administrator for Environmental
Justice, listen to a briefing about
Kansas City's Green Impact Zone
project (GIZ) from David Warm,
Executive Director, Mid-America
Regional Council. Left photo: On a
tour of the GIZ, Cleaver (right)
explains aspects of the project to


WHAT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to Kansas City, Mo., with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Chairwoman Barbara Lee (CA-09), First Vice-Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18), to meet with local officials and community leaders on Environmental Justice issues. The tour includes a visit to the Green Impact Zone project, an initiative designed to transform a 150-square block area of the city hard hit by abandonment, unemployment, and foreclosure into an economically vibrant and environmentally healthy neighborhood.

Administrator Jackson will also join NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous to discuss EPA and NAACP collaboration on the ongoing response to the Gulf oil spill. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and EPA Administrator Jackson will also host a panel on environmental justice with local leaders and community members.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (CA-09), CBC First Vice-Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05), CBC Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18), and NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous

WHEN: Saturday, July 10, 2010


2:00 - 2:15 PM – Press Conference with NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous on ongoing response to BP oil spill; Location: Convention Center, 2401 A

2:30 - 4:00 PM – CBC-EPA Environmental Justice Panel and Press Conference; Location: Town Pavilion Conference Center Auditorium, 4th Floor, 1100 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106

PLEASE RSVP: Accredited members of the media who would like to attend the press events above should e-mail or call 913-551-7433 to RSVP. Please include your name, contact and media affiliation in your request.
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