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High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking Today

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be present today at the groundbreaking ceremony for California’s new high-speed rail route between San Francisco and LA, according to recent reports.

The ceremony — being held in Fresno, California — will see California Governor Jerry Brown, California High-Speed Rail Authority board members, and various other officials and community leaders, witness the start of sustained construction on the famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) project.

McCarthy will reportedly be speaking at the event on the “significant environmental and health benefits of the high-speed system.”

While the event is event is actually closed to the public, the information is out there publicly, so I’ll pass it along:

  • Date: Tuesday, January 6
  • Time: 12:00 pm PST
  • What: Groundbreaking ceremony for the nation’s first high-speed rail
  • Where: Site of future high-speed rail station; 1625 Tulare St., Fresno, Calif. 93706

The ceremony will also be broadcast (I’ve not confirmed if it will be live or not) here.

Image Credit: California High-Speed Rail Authority

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