As more and more effort goes toward uniting with Mexicali to promote economic development, we are pleased to see another united effort taking shape — one that will promote air quality on both sides of the border.
Air quality is an issue not to be taken lightly and it appears it is being given serious consideration on both sides of the border.
This week officials from Imperial County and Mexicali met to discuss air pollution and how it affects the quality of what we breathe on both sides of the border. While there may be no quick solution to air quality problems, it is good to see officials realize people in both countries need to work together to bring solutions.
We have concerns about air quality in our county. Drive toward the border on many days and you can see a blanket of pollution sitting over Calexico and Mexicali. We have no doubt much of that pollution comes from across the border, but we create a fair share ourselves. No matter who is producing the pollution, it is our problem. But it is a difficult issue to address alone and that is why a united effort is such an important step.