ADVISORY: EPA Administrator to Deliver Keynote Speech at Water Environment Federation’s Annual Conference

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WASHINGTON -- On Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver a keynote speech at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Administrator McCarthy’s remarks will focus on why the Clean Water Act proposed rule is so vital to protecting our water resources, communities and economy. She will discuss the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change and how investing in clean water technology will spur economic growth and help us overcome challenges facing our nation’s water resources. A new report, “The Economic and Labor Impact of the Water Sector,” profiled 30 U.S. communities—servicing 83 million people—that will be investing in infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, resulting in $52 billion in annual economic output and supporting 289,000 jobs nationwide.

WHEN: Monday, September 29

9:45 a.m. CDT

WHAT: Press conference on the “The Economic and Labor Impact of the Water Sector” report in the Great Hall Foyer of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center

10:30 a.m. CDT

WHAT: U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy keynote speech at WEFTEC

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
Great Hall A/B
New Orleans, Louisiana

RSVP: Media who want to attend the Administrator’s speech should email press@epa.gov. The speech will also be broadcast live at www.weftec.org

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