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News Brief: EPA launches new border program Web site

Release Date: 07/23/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – July 23, 2007) Today the Environmental Protection Agency launched a new Web site providing the public with current environmental news and information on the U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 program.

U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 Web site: http://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder/index.html

The site includes:
* news and event information,
* publications and progress reports, and
* links to other organizations working in the border region.

The Border 2012 Program is a binational 10-year initiative focused on making measurable improvements in environmental quality and health along the U.S.-Mexico border. It represents a partnership among the federal governments of the United States, Mexico, ten border-states, 26 U.S. border tribes, local authorities, academia and the public and private sectors.

For questions regarding the Border 2012 program, contact:
California and Arizona Border region -- Tomas Torres (619) 235-4775 Torres.Tomas@epa.gov
New Mexico and Texas Border region -- Gina Weber (214) 665-6787 Weber.Gina@epamail.epa.gov
Overall Border 2012 program in Washington, DC -- Lisa Almodovar, (202) 564-6401, Almodovar.Lisa@epamail.epa.gov.

To learn more about activities in EPA Region 6, please visit www.epa.gov/region6.

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