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Border 2020 Amistad Task Force

One of the three task forces of the Four-State Regional Workgroup in the binational Border 2020 Program is the Amistad Task Force, in the northwestern portion of the region. This task force currently has two subject-specific committees.

 

Recent and Upcoming Local Special Events

 
 ◊ Calendar of Events and Meetings

Other News of Interest
 ◊ 2013 Mid-year Progress Report on Border 2020 Action Plan

 ◊ EPA publishes guide for e-waste management in northeast Mexico (in English and Spanish)
    prepared by Mexican university Exit TCEQ

 ◊ Report on the management of scrap tires in Coahuila  (in Spanish)
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The Amistad Task Force is one of three sub-regional groups in the Four-State Regional Workgroup in the U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Environmental Program (successor to Border 2012), Exit TCEQ which is a partnership among the U.S. EPA, Mexico’s SEMARNAT (the counterpart to EPA), the ten border states in the two countries, and U .S. border tribes. The Amistad Task Force covers Val Verde, Kinney, and Maverick Counties in Texas and the Municipios of Acuña and Piedras Negras in Coahuila.

 

Amistad Task Force Co-Leaders

Texas

The Honorable Ramsay English Cantu, Mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas
Mexico

The Honorable C.P. Oscar Fernando López Elizondo, Presidente Municipal, Piedras Negras, Coahuila

The Honorable Ramsay English Cantu             
Mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas

C.P. Oscar Fernando López Elizondo
Presidente Municipal, Piedras Negras, Coahuila

 

Committees of the Amistad Task Force

The task force has established two subject-specific committees. Each committee has a U.S. co-facilitator and a Mexican co-facilitator.


Committee

U.S. Co-Facilitator(s)

Mexican Co-Facilitator

Waste Committee

Hector Chavez, Public Works Dept., City of Eagle Pass

Ing. Alfredo Lucero Montemayor, Dept. of Ecology, Piedras Negras

Emergency Preparedness

Jesus Rodriguez, Fire Dept., City of Eagle Pass

Ing. Raul Zepeda, Protección Civil, Piedras Negras

 

The Amistad Task Force has met periodically, established its priorities related to the goals and objectives of the Border 2020 Program (successor to Border 2012), and developed projects to address those priorities.

See the 2013 mid-year progress report on the Action Plan for the Four-State Regional Workgroup.

The Amistad Task Force's Accomplishments Report for 2010-2011 highlights the major accomplishments of activities implemented from October 2010 through September 2011.

Check the Four-State Calendar for any upcoming meetings of the task force or its committees.

Other Information about the Border Region