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Media advisory: EPA Administrator to attend Great Lakes meeting in Detroit Aug. 18

Release Date: 08/17/2005
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CONTACT: Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA149

CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Steve Johnson will attend a meeting in Detroit on Thursday, Aug. 18, to hear comments on the draft strategy of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Cobo Hall, One Washington Blvd., Room W262, Riverfront Entrance.

Informal media availability with Steve Johnson at 7:45 p.m.

It will be the fourth of six scheduled public meetings on the Draft Strategy to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes, which was released for a 60-day public comment period on July 7. The plan may be viewed at Exit EPA disclaimer

The plan was prepared by the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration, a partnership of federal, state, and local governments, tribes and other interested parties to work on Great Lakes environmental and natural resource issues. The collaboration was formed as a result of an executive order signed by President Bush in May 2004.

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