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EPA TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Release Date: 10/20/2008
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Atlanta, Georgia - October 20, 2008)—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce the winners of its first annual Environmental Justice Achievement Awards during an award ceremony in Atlanta tomorrow.
- Who: Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance will present the awards to 12 organizations from across the nation ranging from Georgia to Hawaii.
- What: The award will recognize organizations for their distinguished accomplishments in addressing environmental justice issues ranging from a lead poisoning prevention effort to helping hurricane, displaced-communities address environmental contamination so they could return home. Following the ceremony, the award recipients will participate in a forum to discuss best practices in Environmental Justice. Both events are open to the public and the press.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 181 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia
More details about these events and this year's recipients are available at: epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice