EPA administrator visiting California

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will make a long-planned visit to California this week, where she will meet with state and local agriculture and business leaders. Jackson’s two-and-half-day California trip will include stops in Los Angeles and Fresno.

In Los Angeles, Jackson will hold a roundtable discussion with LA business leaders from the energy sector and the African-American community and will be joined by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass to visit one of Los Angeles’ top performing schools, which serves predominantly minority and low-income students. Administrator Jackson will also spend a full day in Fresno, where she will visit farms, meet with agricultural leaders, hold discussions with Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and meet with local environmental justice activists.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

2:45 p.m. Tour of Stella Middle Charter Academy

2636 South Mansfield Ave.
Los Angeles, Calif.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

9:45 a.m. Visit to Terranova Ranch

16729 W. Floral Ave
Helm, Calif.

11:00 a.m. Meeting with growers at J and L Vineyards
7455 W. Lincoln, Ave.
Fresno, Calif.

For more information on EPA’s work with the agricultural community, visit: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture.

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