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EPA Administrator to Lead First Public Meeting of Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson  convenes the first official meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force in Pensacola, Florida on Monday, November 8.  The public meeting will focus on challenges in the gulf, staffing and logistics, and task force objectives.  Members of the task  force will be introduced during the meeting.

Administrator Jackson will hold a press availability at 2:15 p.m. with other members of the task force.

President Obama issued an executive order in October to create the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, continuing the administration's ongoing commitment to the gulf region. The task force works to integrate federal restoration efforts with those of local stakeholders and state and tribal governments, and to facilitate accountability and support throughout the restoration process.

View the President’s executive order

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