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EPA Administrator to Visit Pennsylvania Coal Mine-- Launch Back-to-Basics Agenda

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SYCAMORE, Pa. – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will speak with coal miners at the Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 13, to kick off EPA’s Back-to-Basics agenda. The Back-to-Basics agenda refocuses the EPA on protecting the environment, promoting economic and job growth, and returning power to the states.

Administrator Pruitt will speak with coal miners about the President’s recent Energy Independence Executive Order, which directs EPA and other federal agencies to review the Clean Power Plan and revise regulatory barriers that impede energy independence, including unnecessary burdens on coal miners and coal-fired electric utilities.

Members of the media who plan to attend this event must RSVP by emailing no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 12.

WHO: Administrator Pruitt and coal miners at the Harvey Mine – Patterson Creek Portal

WHAT: EPA kicks off Back-to-Basics agenda

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Harvey Mine – Patterson Creek Portal, 685 Patterson Creek Road, Sycamore, PA 15364

NOTE: Credentialed members of the media who have RSVP’d will be required to check in at the Harvey Mine security gate no later than 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 13. A photo ID is required.