The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the allocation of the full $300 million appropriated in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act to address trans-boundary pollution impacting the Tijuana River Valley. Funds will be used for the designing, planning, engineering, and construction of wastewater infrastructure at the border. The Chamber commends Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris and Representatives Juan Vargas, Scott Peters, Mike Levin, and Susan Davis as well as regional leaders for their efforts in securing these funds to alleviate cross-border sewage spills.
The Chamber is working closely with regional stakeholders on both sides of the border and advocating for funding from Mexico. Various infrastructure projects have been identified in the County of San Diego’s SB 507 Needs and Opportunities Assessment and in the North American Development Bank’s Tijuana River Diversion Study.