Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Helped announce recipient of Africa's 1st Young Environmental Journalist Award, Uganda reporter Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe
At UNEP Governing Council Mtg in Nairobi I met w/10 African ministers on global enviro & public health challenges
Today planted trees in Kenya's Karura Forest w/groups working to renew the forest, benefitting local health&economy
Just wrapped TX trip w/student forum @StMarysU in San Antonio. Talked abt how to win our future w/green jobs &innovation. Great campus!
Looking @ solar panels on roof of St Philips College w/Rep. Gonzalez, Mayor Castro, Dr Adena Williams & EPA RA Al Armendariz
Just finished tour of Asarco smelting plant in El Paso which is being torn down & remediated. Lots of health concerns, lots of work to do. Meeting w/local leaders & community later today.
I was very impressed by the water conservation projects presented by students at the NY Harbor School. They did great work!
In NOLA to announce I'm the chair of the new Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force.
Just finished town hall on EPAs role in oil spill response w/Essence editor Angela Burt Murray. Good questions about enviro justice & what we can do
Toured Coast Guard operations in Cocodrie, LA with Adm. Allen. Good level of preparedness & response here.
Just left Fourchon Beach, LA, where I observed oil clean up & waste disposal operations.
We just did daily round of air sampling to respond to concerns of smells & irritation. Data will post as soon as available @ epa.gov/bpspill
Al Armendariz & I talking with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser.
The athlete's lounge - LEED gold historic renovation too
LEED Platinum in the Olympic/ Paralympic Village
Eating in the village w Alpine skier Tyler from New Hampshire. His 2nd games.
Our delegation hangin out in the Alpine lounge. Mounties too.
Playing around on twitter
This is Adora running.
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