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Week of September 23, 2013

EPA administrator McCarthy headlines Michigan law conference

Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will give the keynote address at the University of Michigan Law School’s Environmental Law and Policy Program conference Thursday.

Appointed by President Obama in 2009 as assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, McCarthy was confirmed as administrator of the agency in July 2013.

“Gina McCarthy has been leading state and federal efforts to address the harmful effects of pollution for more than three decades. In her short time as EPA administrator, she has re-energized the agency and re-doubled its efforts to address global climate change,” said David Uhlmann, director of the ELPP. “We are thrilled that Ms. McCarthy is visiting Michigan Law to present the keynote address for our fall 2013 environmental conference and motivating Michigan students to promote a sustainable future.”

The two-day conference, entitled Environmental Law and Public Health, features experts on topics such as pollution, children’s health, pesticides, urban agriculture, industrial siting, and sustainable communities.

McCarthy will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday at Honigman Auditorium (Room 100, Hutchins Hall) at the Law School. After McCarthy speaks, she will do a Q-and-A, moderated by Uhlmann. For a complete schedule of the Sept. 26-27 conference, go to tinyurl.com/mbfkped.

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