Last week, state environmental officials from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Coahuila Secretariat of the Environment signed an agreement to work together toward a healthier environment along the border with Mexico.
TCEQ Commissioner Emily Lindley and Coahuila Secretary of the Environment Eglantina Canales signed the four-year memorandum of cooperation, which is intended to boost the exchange of knowledge, experience, and technology related to protecting human health and the environment.
The memorandum states that Texas and Coahuila will work together on activities such as sharing best practices and maintaining productive communication on air quality, water quality, and waste management issues.
Coahuila is one of four Mexican states bordering Texas. Sister cities along the Texas-Coahuila border, including Del Rio-Ciudad Acuña and Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras, coordinate with TCEQ’s Office of Border Affairs and the Coahuila Secretariat of Environment on environmental issues of mutual interest, especially protecting the water quality of the Rio Grande River and its tributaries.