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MONDAY: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy travels to New Mexico

Release Date: 09/11/2014
Contact Information: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or

DALLAS – (Sept. 11, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to Corrales and Santa Fe on Monday to support state and federal partnerships that are protecting local communities and improving environmental coordination. Administrator McCarthy will join Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and representatives from the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority to commemorate the Lower Montoyas Water Quality Feature Project. The project will help remove sediment that has historically increased the risk of flooding at the Corrales Road crossing of the Harvey Jones Channel and create a new open space area for the local community. The project, made possible by an EPA Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund, incorporates a number of “green build” and Low Impact Development (LID) concepts to provide a functional flood control facility that enhances the environment.

Later that morning, Administrator McCarthy will give the keynote address at the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) Fall Meeting in Santa Fe, highlighting EPA’s work with states on recent agency initiatives to curb carbon emissions. ECOS serves a critical role in relationship building between federal and state agencies to meet their shared mission to protect public health and the environment.

WHO: Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. MDT

WHERE: Cul-de-Sac, Don Julio Road
Corrales, NM

MEDIA INSTRUCTIONS: A press availability will be held immediately following the ceremony. Contact: Catherine Conran, SSCAFCA, 505-550-2400 cell,

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
12:20 p.m. MDT

WHERE: La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel
La Terraza Room
100 E. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM

MEDIA INSTRUCTIONS: Press must register at the ECOS conference desk by 11:45 am. A press availability will be held following the luncheon on the adjacent terrace. Contact: Lia Parisien, ECOS Executive Project Manager,

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