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

Release Date: 02/08/2016
Contact Information: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

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
Jesús González Macías, 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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