EPA omits New River from $300M funding plan

An empty plastic gallon lays on the bank of the New River in Calexico. IVP FILE PHOTO

CALEXICO – Local officials are denouncing the absence of any funding for the New River in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spending plan intended to address toxic sewage flow from Mexico.

Instead, EPA is proposing to spend the entirety of the $300 million it was allocated in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on projects in the San Diego region.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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