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MONDAY: Administrator Jackson to Kick Off EPA at 40 Commemoration / Weeklong series of events to highlight EPA’s 40 years protecting American communities

Release Date: 11/23/2010
Contact Information: EPA Press Office (Media Inquiries Only),, 202-564-6794 / ASPEN INSTITUTE CONTACT: Jeffrey Harris (Media Inquiries Only),

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will hold several events kicking off a weeklong commemoration of EPA’s 40th Anniversary on Monday.

Monday morning, the Aspen Institute will unveil their list of EPA’s most significant achievements over the past 40 years. Following that, Administrator Jackson will participate in a discussion of that list with Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute. Reporters wishing to attend the event at the Aspen Institute should RSVP to Jeffrey Harris at

In the afternoon, the administrator will travel to Atlanta to meet with EPA regional staff. On Tuesday, she will also hold an event at the Coretta Scott King Young Woman’s Leadership Academy in Atlanta. Later in the week, the administrator will travel to New York City.

Additional details on these events marking EPA’s 40th anniversary will be released in the coming days.

These events kick off a week-long commemoration of EPA’s 40th anniversary. EPA opened its doors for business on December 2, 1970. Throughout the week Administrator Jackson and the agency will hold events to highlight the impact of its efforts to clean up the air Americans breathe, the water they drink and the communities they live in. These events will also focus on some of the unfinished business of the environmental movement.


Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga.

8:30 a.m. Administrator Jackson Attends EPA at 40 Event at the Aspen Institute
1 Dupont Circle
Washington, D.C.

2:00 p.m. Administrator Jackson Visits Regional Staff
Atlanta, Ga.


9:00 a.m. Event at Coretta Scott King Young Woman’s Leadership Academy
1190 Northwest Drive

      Atlanta, Ga.