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EPA Awards Over $900,000 to the Border Environment Cooperation Commission

Release Date: 09/16/2010
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – September 16, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $948,430 to the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC). The BECC will provide a focal point for collaboration between federal, state, local, and private interests on both sides of the border, and a forum for broad public dialogue on proposed environmental infrastructure projects. The BECC will also promote environmental projects that will improve border communities’ living standards in accordance with the priorities and objectives of the Border 2012 Program.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at: http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/sep2010.html


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