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TCEQ and Secretariat of Environment of Coahuila Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - Reaffirming commitment to international cooperation
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today reiterated its commitment to international cooperation at the state level, by signing a memorandum of cooperation between the TCEQ and its counterpart in Coahuila, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente de Coahuila (SEMA).

TCEQ and Secretariat of Environment of Coahuila Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation
SEMA Secretary Biol. Eglantina Canales Gutiérrez and TCEQ Commissioner Carlos Rubinstein (front) sign memorandum of cooperation, as Coahuila Director of Conservation Alejandra Carrera, Coahuila Attorney General Javier de Jesús Rodríguez, TCEQ Chairman Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., and TCEQ Commissioner, Toby Baker look on.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today reiterated its commitment to international cooperation at the state level, by signing a memorandum of cooperation between the TCEQ and its counterpart in Coahuila, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente de Coahuila (SEMA).

TCEQ Commissioner Carlos Rubinstein and SEMA Secretary Biol. Eglantina Canales Gutiérrez met during the TCEQ’s annual Environmental Trade Fair to celebrate the historic event.

“There are many areas where we can work together to protect our shared environment,” said Commissioner Rubinstein. “This agreement provides the framework for us to work collectively to solve environmental problems we both face.”

“This agreement reaffirms the good will that exists between our two states to collaborate in all matters related to conservation and management of our natural resources, seeking to improve the quality of life of our residents,” said Secretary Canales.

The TCEQ and Coahuila have partnered since 1997 on cooperative environmental agreements, including exchanges of technical data and siting of ambient air monitors.