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The White House
For Immediate Release

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Working Group to Hold Meetings with Stakeholders, Tour Affected Areas

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Administration officials from the Louisiana Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Working Group will travel to Louisiana and Mississippi on Monday and Tuesday, December 7-8, 2009.  White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and other Administration officials will hold meetings with stakeholders and tour affected areas in the Gulf Coast region.  Officials will hold a media availability to discuss the trip and the efforts underway on Monday, December 7, 2009.

Who:   Chair Nancy Sutley, White House Council on Environmental Quality
            Dr. Jane Lubchenco, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator
            Terrence “Rock” Salt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
            Sam Hamilton, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
            Bob Perciasepe, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
            Janet Woodka, Federal Coordinator, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding
            Tab Brown, Chief of Planning and Policy Division, Army Corps of Engineers

What: Media Availability

When: Monday, December 7, 2009 at 1:15pm CST

Where: New Orleans Marriott
            Gallery 5
            555 Canal Street
            New Orleans, LA 70130