Opinion: No One is Actually in Charge of Solving the Border Sewage Crisis

For more than two decades, cleaning up the Tijuana River has been one of my top priorities. The wastewater, trash and sediment that continues to flow into San Diego County are a danger to public health and our economy and it must be addressed.

Over the past year we’ve made real strides to fix the problem of cross-border pollution. And last week’s introduction of the Border Water Quality Restoration and Protection Act is another step toward achieving that goal.

IID Agrees to Sell Energy South of the Border

Imperial Irrigation District voted to sell wholesale energy to Mexicali for the months of July, August, and part of September at the July 7, board meeting. The two parties entered into contract June 18, 2019 to facilitate energy transactions between IID and Centro Nacional de Control de Energia, beginning in 2019 and beyond. Energy Manager Marilyn del Bosque Gilbert presented the contract to the board.

EPA awards $280,000 to Advance Environmental Projects In the California/Baja California Border Region

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will award nearly $280,000 to four environmental projects benefiting the U.S.-Mexico border region between California and Baja California. With matching funds, the total benefit to the projects will total over half a million dollars.

USMCA Trade Pact Includes $300M for U.S.-Mexico Border Sewer Woes, But Critics Fault Deal

When lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved the Trump administration’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada last month, they authorized $300 million to help fix failing sewer systems that send raw sewage and toxic pollution flowing into rivers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The decision could bring an infusion of funding to help clean up the badly polluted New River, Tijuana River, and other rivers that flow across the border into the U.S.

‘New NAFTA’ Offers Money for Border Sewage Fixes

Passing the new North American free trade agreement would mean millions of dollars to help upgrade sewage infrastructure on the border, say the agreement’s backers.

But an environmental group and a local organization on the U.S.-Mexico border say it’s not enough.