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EPA Administrator Kicking Off Earth Week Tour on Climate Action Plan

April 22, 2014
Gina McCarthy takes the Climate Action Plan on the road in honor of Earth Day.

In recognition of Earth Day and Earth Week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is taking to the road to ask Americans to act on climate change through simple actions to reduce carbon pollution in their daily lives.

McCarthy plans to participate in various events to promote President Barak Obama’s Climate Action Plan and will focus on responsible steps to cut carbon pollution to slow the effects of climate change and leave a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. She also will explain how the plan seeks to decrease the threats to public health and anticipate challenges from severe weather associated with a changing climate, while encouraging clean energy innovation and growth in green jobs.

Monday, April 21: McCarthy was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about the Climate Action Plan.

Tuesday, April 22: McCarthy will participate in an event at the New England Aquarium in Boston with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Aquarium President & CEO Bud Ris, the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and teens from the Aquarium’s three youth programs to discuss action on climate change.

Later that evening, McCarthy and Secretary Moniz will throw the first pitch at the Red Sox vs. Yankees baseball game at Fenway Park.

Wednesday, April 23: McCarthy will join the American Lung Association and public health partners in Cleveland for a press conference on health impacts of air pollution at the Cleveland Clinic. Later that morning, she will deliver the keynote address at the Climate and Energy Funders Group Annual Meeting.

Thursday, April 24: McCarthy will join the Hip Hop Caucus “Act on Climate Tour” in Atlanta to speak about the disproportionate impacts and the costs of climate change.

Friday, April 25: McCarthy will participate in a media tour of the Partnership for Sustainability’s investments in Memphis with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx. The tour will highlight the impact of partnership investments in the community.

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