'Environmental' Cabinet Officials Whitman, Norton, Veneman Will Visit Maryland School for Earth Day Observance

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Environmental Protection Agency

    PHILADELPHIA, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- EPA
 Administrator Christie Whitman will join Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman
 and Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton in an Earth Day observance on Monday,
 April 23 at the Odenton Elementary School in Odenton, Maryland.
     Environmental protection is a key responsibility for all three top-ranking
 federal officials, who are making their first joint public appearance in the
 Bush Administration.  U.S. Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest will also participate in
 the day's events.
     They will tour the EPA mobile environmental science lab and review
 experiments along with about 30 elementary school students.  The experiments
 will focus on recycling, how EPA finds contaminants in soil, and the effects
 of farming on watersheds.
     While visiting Odenton Elementary School, the three cabinet members will
 plant an evergreen tree, which the Interior Department obtained from a former
 mining site to symbolize the value of reclamation.
     The tour of the lab will begin at 11 a.m.  The press is invited to attend,
 and photo opportunities will be available.  There will be a media availability
 session immediately following the tree planting.  The entire event will last
 one hour.
 
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    PHILADELPHIA, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- EPA
 Administrator Christie Whitman will join Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman
 and Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton in an Earth Day observance on Monday,
 April 23 at the Odenton Elementary School in Odenton, Maryland.
     Environmental protection is a key responsibility for all three top-ranking
 federal officials, who are making their first joint public appearance in the
 Bush Administration.  U.S. Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest will also participate in
 the day's events.
     They will tour the EPA mobile environmental science lab and review
 experiments along with about 30 elementary school students.  The experiments
 will focus on recycling, how EPA finds contaminants in soil, and the effects
 of farming on watersheds.
     While visiting Odenton Elementary School, the three cabinet members will
 plant an evergreen tree, which the Interior Department obtained from a former
 mining site to symbolize the value of reclamation.
     The tour of the lab will begin at 11 a.m.  The press is invited to attend,
 and photo opportunities will be available.  There will be a media availability
 session immediately following the tree planting.  The entire event will last
 one hour.
 
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