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EPA Administrator Christie Whitman to Speak at WGA’s 2nd Environmental Summit

Release Date: 04/24/2002
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Environmental Protection Agency
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For Immediate Release Vaughn Whatley EPA 303-312-6603

April 24, 2002 News Office EPA 800-227-8917

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman to Speak at WGA’s 2nd Environmental Summit

Salt Lake City – The Western Governors’ Association and the White House Council on Environmental Quality will co-sponsor the Second Environmental Summit on the West in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 24 - 26, 2002. The meeting is being held to advance successful approaches for addressing tough environmental and natural resource issues.

WHO: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. (Noon); Thursday, April 25, 2002

WHERE: Little America Hotel
500 S. Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah
(800) 453-9450

WHAT: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman will give a speech at the Environmental Summit meeting. Her address will focus on the President's Clear Skies Initiative, which sets stringent emissions caps on power plants for three air pollutants: nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and mercury. Over the next decade, these mandatory cuts will remove a total of 35 million more tons of those pollutants from the air than will be eliminated by the current Clean Air Act. On February 14, 2002, the President announced the Clear Skies Initiative, which is the most aggressive legislative improvements to the Clean Air Act since 1990.

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