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Tomorrow: EPA to Host Binational Meeting in El Paso

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

DALLAS – (May. 11, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat (SEMARNAT) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the creation of the binational Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) meeting for the improvement of air quality in the Paso Del Norte Air Basin. The meeting will take place in the Cotton Patch Conference Room at the El Paso Environmental Services, 7968 San Paulo, El Paso, Texas, from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

On May 7, 1996, the United States and Mexico signed an unprecedented agreement that defined the binational Paso del Norte air basin and created the JAC. The JAC includes business leaders, air quality experts, academicians, environmentalists, and public health officials working together to solve air pollution problems in the region and develop a comprehensive framework to manage an international airshed and improve air quality.

WHO:         Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

                     Ana Patricia Martinez Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat

                     Oscar Leeser, Mayor of El Paso, Texas

                     Javier Gonzalez Mocken, Mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Chih

                     Kenneth Miyagishima, Mayor of Las Cruces, N.M.

WHEN:       Thursday, May 12, 2016

WHERE:    City of El Paso Environmental Services

                     7968 San Paulo

                     Cotton Patch Conference Room

                     El Paso, Texas

Media wishing to register please R.S.V.P. with: r6press@epa.gov

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