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Top White House officials hold America's Great Outdoors Initiative in Occidental College's Thorne Hall on Thursday, June 8, 2010. The Los Angeles-based listening session was one of several being held around the country and was intended to be a place to hear the public's ideas for building a 21st-century conservation and recreation agenda and reconnecting Americans with the outdoors. The program was launched in April by President Barack Obama '83.<br />
Panelists included, from left: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Harris Sherman. (Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)