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Border 2025: The Texas-Tamaulipas-Nuevo Leon-Coahuila Regional Workgroup

The U.S.-Mexico Border 2025 Environmental Program, a partnership among the U.S. EPA, Mexico’s SEMARNAT (counterpart to EPA), the ten border states in the two countries, and U.S. border tribes, has four Regional Workgroups. One of those is the Texas-Tamaulipas-Nuevo Leon-Coahuila Regional Workgroup (or "Four-State Regional Workgroup"), which has three sub-regional task forces.
Border 2020/Frontera 2020 logoThe Four-State Region extends from the Coahuila border in Mexico to the Gulf of Mexico.

Special News

◊ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S.-México Border Health Commission (BHC) have signed an agreementExit the TCEQ to leverage their collective resources to address public health and environmental challenges along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

As in the other regions, the Four-State Regional Workgroup has four co-chairs: one from each of the two federal environmental agencies, and one from a state environmental agency on each side of the border.

Regional Co-Chairs

Federal Co-Chairs

United States

Ken McQueen

Regional Administrator

EPA/Region 6


Ing. Horacio del Angel

in the State of Tamaulipas

State Co-Chairs

United States

Bobby Janecka
Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality


Ing. Gilberto Estrella Hernandez, Secretary of Urban Development and the Environment, State of Tamaulipas

Ing. Gilberto Estrella Hernandez
Secretary of Urban Development
and the Environment,
State of Tamaulipas


Biol. Eglantina Canales, Secretary of the Environment, State of Coahuila

Biol. Eglantina Canales
Secretary of the Environment,
State of Coahuila


 Secretary of Sustainable Development,
State of Nuevo León

The Regional Workgroup's Task Forces

Because this is a large geographic region with numerous cities, it has been divided geographically into three task forces (see map):

The Amistad Task Force — Val Verde, Kinney, and Maverick Counties in Texas and the Municipios of Nava, Acuña, and Piedras Negras in Coahuila

The Falcon Task Force — Webb and Zapata Counties in Texas, the Municipio of Nuevo Laredo in Tamaulipas, and the Municipios of Anáhuac and Sabinas Hidalgo in Nuevo León

The Gulf Task Force — Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, and Starr Counties in Texas and the Municipios of Matamoros, Valle Hermoso, Reynosa, Rio Bravo, Miguel Alemán, and Camargo in Tamaulipas

Each task force has co-leaders from both sides of the border and has committees that focus on specific environmental issues (water, waste, etc.). See each task force for additional information, including priorities and projects.

Progress Report on Two-Year Action Plan under Border 2020

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Other Regional Information