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TOMORROW: EPA, BIA and Choctaw Nation Recognize Safer Water at Jones Academy

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

DALLAS – (Nov. 28, 2016) Tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Choctaw Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will recognize Jones Academy for successfully addressing water quality challenges and completing a project to provide safer drinking water for students. This project supports EPA’s five-year plan for achieving environmental justice (EJ) goals, EJ 2020. The event will take place on Tuesday, November, 29, from 1-2 p.m., Jones Academy, 909 Jones Academy Road, Hartshorne, Okla., 74547.

WHO:       Sam Coleman, Deputy Regional Administrator, USEPA, Region 6

                  Eddie Streater, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Oklahoma Region

        Brad Spears, Superintendent, Jones Academy

WHEN:      Tuesday, November 29

                  1:15 - 2:15 p.m.  

WHERE:     Jones Academy

                   909 Jones Academy Road

                   Hartshorne, Okla., 74547

Credential media members who would like to attend this event, please email r6press@epa.gov

For more information on EJ 2020 initiative please visit: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/ej-2020-action-agenda-epas-environmental-justice-strategy

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