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EPA Administrator Travels to New Orleans to Commemorate Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Four-day visit will include visits with students, residents and community organizations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is traveling to New Orleans for a series of events commemorating the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the continued rebuilding of neighborhoods and areas devastated by the hurricane. She will remain in the region until Sunday.

Administrator Jackson, a native of New Orleans, who grew up in Pontchartrain Park, will speak to students on her New Orleans upbringing, Hurricane Katrina’s impact and EPA’s role in helping to revive and restore the region. Administrator Jackson will also give remarks to several environmental and community organizations and speak with residents and local volunteers.