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EPA Head in Louisiana

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, joined by Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, was back in the Gulf Coast on May 24 to monitor EPA’s on-the-ground response to the BP oil spill and speak with residents about efforts to mitigate the spill's impact on the region.

This marks Administrator Jackson’s third visit to the gulf region since the oil spill began. During the trip, Jackson and Sutley will visit the command center in Robert, Louisiana, and will also travel to Venice, Louisiana and New Orleans. The visit will include a tour on a Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA), a self-contained mobile laboratory being used by the EPA to sample and analyze outdoor air quality in the gulf. Jackson and Sutley will also tour oil-impacted wetlands by boat in Venice.

At 4:15 p.m. CDT, Jackson will hold a press conference in Venice.

Jackson arrived in the Gulf Coast on May 23, and attended a briefing at the Unified Area Command Center and met with BP officials along with U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, Unified Area Command Federal On-Scene Coordinator.

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