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Federal Advisory Group Meets to Discuss Environmental Challenges along U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard (r6press@epa.gov)
Jennah Durant

DALLAS - (Feb. 8, 2016) The Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) is holding a public meeting on Feb. 10-11, 2016, in Brownsville, Texas, to discuss the annual report on environmental and infrastructural issues along the U.S.-Mexico border region. GNEB is an independent presidential advisory committee that reports to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The meeting will provide an opportunity for stakeholders, local and state agencies to provide input for the group's report focusing on climate change resilience along the border. The Board meets at different locations along the border to engage with local officials and the public, gaining a better understanding of specific environmental issues impacting the people living in that community.

WHO: Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jess Gonzlez Macas, State of Tamaulipas, SEMARNAT

Antonio Martinez, Mayor, City of Brownsville
Paul Ganster, Chair, Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Dr. David Brown, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Regional Climate Services Director
Carla Mancha, Executive Director, Brownsville Housing Authority
Nick Mitchell Bennett, Executive Director Community, Development Corporation of Brownsville
Bethany Bolling MS, PhD, Texas Department of State Health Services

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHERE: Ringgold Civic Pavilion

501 E Ringgold St.
Brownsville, TX 78520

Media wishing to attend please R.S.V.P. with: r6press@epa.gov.

For more information about the Good Neighbor Environmental Board or, to register for the meeting, please visit: http://www2.epa.gov/faca/gneb.

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