CALEXICO — The Good Neighbor Environmental Board will meet in Calexico on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss air quality, water resources and hazardous materials transportation issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The 30-person board is a federal committee that advises President George Bush and Congress on border-related issues. It's funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's office of cooperative environmental management.
Board members are hand-picked by EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman from a list of nominees from congressional representatives.
Board members include community leaders from U.S. states bordering Mexico, professors from border universities, tribal leaders, federal administrators and private sector representatives. The board meets three times a year.
Imperial Valley residents are invited to attend Wednesday's day-long meeting at San Diego State University's Imperial Valley campus library in Calexico. The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a break for lunch.