EPA Administrator Addresses ASBC's Business Summit

American Sustainable Business Council

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed ASBC’s Business Summit for a Sustainable Economy on Wednesday, October 23rd in Washington, DC. Ms. McCarthy spoke on the need to update federal policies on chemical safety to ensure potentially toxic chemicals are regulated and that public health is preserved. She also pledged to introduce new standards on emissions from existing power plants next year to combine with their proposed standard on new power plants, which was announced earlier this year as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

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Program Agenda:

October 22

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Reception at the Jameson House (Capitol Hill) with guests from Congress

October 23

  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Interactive program at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with administration officials, congressional staff and leading business organizations. 1735 New York Ave., NW Washington, DC 20006
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. – Reception at the U.S. Green Building Council, a LEED Platinum-certified building. 2101 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

October 24

  • 8:00am - 1:00pm: ASBC's annual strategy and planning session hosted by K&L Gates, LLP. 1601 K Street, N.W., 20006
  • 1:30pm - 5:00 pm: Visits with legislators and staff on Capitol Hill

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