Border 2020 Amistad Task Force
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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), 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
The Honorable Ramsay English Cantu
|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
|Emergency Preparedness||Jesus Rodriguez, Fire Dept.,
City of Eagle Pass
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 latest Workplan/Progress Report that summarizes the priorities and projects.
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
- La Paz Agreement (1983 Framework Agreement between the U.S. and Mexico on Environmental Topics)
- Binational Population Data in Sister Cities along the Rio Grande
- Border Energy web site
- Border Tire Network