Lenexa, Kan. -- EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, August 15, to speak with farmers at the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Administrator McCarthy will discuss EPA’s role in rural America and the Agency’s partnership with the agricultural community to protect our water, land, and air. She will also highlight EPA’s commitment to carrying out President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, and the new environmental challenges that agriculture and rural communities face. During her visit, McCarthy will also meet with farmers and other members of the agricultural community.
Prior to being named Administrator, McCarthy served as the Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. She has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment. Previously, McCarthy served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. During her career, which spans nearly 30 years, McCarthy has worked at state and local levels on critical environmental issues and helped coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment.
WHAT: Remarks at Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards Luncheon
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
WHERE: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Farm Bureau Picnic Shelter, 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50317
The event is open to the press.