Sewage spills and pollution from the Tijuana River have caused environmental and national defense crises for decades. Congressman Peters joined Voice of San Diego to discuss how we can work together to solve this binational problem.
In Congress, he has championed solutions on this issue, including securing $300 million in the USMCA to address the crisis, co-introducing a bill to put the EPA in charge of coordinating efforts, and calling on the Biden Administration to address this matter with the urgency it demands.
Watch their full conversation in this July 6th piece by Voice of San Diego, summary posted below:
One River, Two Countries: Solving the Tijuana River Pollution Problem
July 6th, 2021
The polluted Tijuana River regularly spills trash and raw sewage from Tijuana into San Diego, and for decades no international treaty or action has stopped it. We can’t totally prevent a river from flowing but we can unpack the reasons why it’s such a problem.
During this virtual town hall, Voice of San Diego environment reporter MacKenzie Elmer and Tijuanapress.com editor Vicente Calderón will discuss with experts from both sides of the border what we know so far about the issue and what can be done.
MacKenzie Elmer, environment reporter, Voice of San Diego
Vicente Calderón, editor, Tijuanapress.com
Rep. Scott Peters, 52nd Congressional District
Dr. Gabriela Munoz, professor, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Fay Crevoshay, communications and policy director, WILDCOAST