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What's it like to make some of today's most important environmental and public health decisions?  Go behind the scenes with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for a view of a typical day serving the American people. Read more about Administrator McCarthy.

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July 10, 2015: Salt Lake City, Utah

Last week Administrator McCarthy took a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. There, she toured the Black Diamond Equipment Manufacturing and Operations facility, where she learned about their green energy operations and saw their 2200-watt solar photovoltaic system.  Administrator McCarthy also toured the Utah state capital building and met with state legislators to talk about regional haze and the President's Climate Action Plan. Later in the afternoon, Administrator McCarthy delivered remarks at the 2015 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Annual National Convention & Exposition, during the Women's Luncheon.

To wrap up the day, Administrator McCarthy met with "Green Latinos," a national non-profit organization committed to addressing national, regional, and local environmental and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.

The trip to Utah is part of EPA's efforts to build on the President’s Climate Action Plan. The Agency is ramping up outreach to state and local partners to address air and water pollution, and expanding on our efforts to combat climate change by cutting carbon pollution from power plants.

 Administrator McCarthy During her tour of the Black Diamond Equipment facility, Administrator McCarthy takes a trip to the top of the building, where they house the 2200-watt solar photovoltaic panels which supply energy for the facility's operations.  (1 of 6)Administratotr McCarthy and Black Diamond leadershipOn the manufacturing floor, Black Diamond leadership show the Administrator the company's process for sourcing materials, where they prioritize local parts to make the process more efficient. (2 of 6)Administrator McCarthy meets with Utah State LegislatorsAdministrator McCarthy meets with Utah State Legislators to discuss the President's Climate Action Plan as well as the regional haze issue in Salt Lake City. (3 of  6)Utah State Representative Patrice Arent tours the State House with Administrator McCarthyUtah State Representative Patrice Arent tours the State House with Administrator McCarthy. (4 of  6)Administrator McCarthy at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Annual National ConventionAt the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Annual National Convention, Administrator McCarthy delivers remarks during the Women's Luncheon, highlighting the important work of Latina leaders and addressing environmental justice issues related to climate change. (5 of 6)Administrator McCarthy meets with the national non-profit organization "Green Latinos"Administrator McCarthy meets with the national non-profit organization "Green Latinos" to discuss the environmental issues facing the Latino community. (6 of 6)

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