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Presidental Advisory Group Develops Recommendations to Improve Environment on U.S.-Mexico Border
Release Date: 04/29/2003
Luke C. Hester 202-564-7818 / email@example.com
(04/29/03) The Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB), a Presidential advisory committee managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, today released a new set of recommended strategies for improving environmental conditions along the U.S. border with Mexico.
The GNEB report, sent to the President and the Congress, calls for the federal government to undertake initiatives in four areas: water resources, power plants, human health, and natural resources conservation. Included were recommendations to:
- strengthen U.S.-Mexico cooperation on shared rivers and other surface waters;
- initiate a border-wide groundwater assessment program;
- pursue airshed-based emissions caps for power plants and other pollutant sources;
- promote energy alternatives, e.g., solar power, energy efficiency, conservation;
- fill in research data gaps;
- promote public participation at the outset and throughout policy deliberations; and,
- highlight diverse partnerships, for instance, with ranchers, farmers, and environmental groups.
The advisory committee includes representatives from eight federal government agencies and from each of the U.S. border states: Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The combined expertise reflects perspectives from many U.S. sectors: federal, tribal, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, business and academic institutions.
For further information, go to: https://www.epa.gov/ocem or contact Elaine Koerner at (415) 972-3437 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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