Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today announced that she has invited Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson to appear at a January 10 field briefing in Los Angeles, Calif., to answer Senators' questions about the EPA's denial of California's request for a waiver to regulate greenhouse gas pollution from motor vehicles.

Senator Boxer said: "It is crucial that this waiver decision be overturned. I will be taking many steps to make the record that denying the waiver was irresponsible, both on legal grounds and on scientific grounds. This briefing will be an important step in making that record."

Senator Boxer wrote to Administrator Johnson today to invite him to participate in the field briefing (letter attached). The Field Briefing will take place Thursday, January 10 at 10:00am PST in the City Council Chamber at the Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring St. in Los Angeles.

Confirmed participants include:

Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General of California

Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board

Fran Pavley, Senior Advisor, Natural Resources Defense Council

Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club

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