On Wednesday September 24, 2008, El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez will deliver welcoming remarks and briefly address some of the county’s most important environmental issues during a meeting of the U.S. Good Neighbor Environmental Board in El Paso. The Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) is an independent federal advisory committee that meets three times a year. Its mission is to advise the President and Congress of the United States on good neighbor practices along the U.S. border with Mexico. Recommendations are focused on environmental infrastructure needs within the U.S. states contiguous to Mexico. The GNEB does not carry-out any specific border program. Rather its role is to step back as an expert and a concerned observer, to analyze the big picture when it comes to the problems the border faces, as well as opportunities at hand. The GNEB members are a mosaic of non-governmental organizations, state, local, and tribal representatives across the border states, and it has an EPA Designated Federal Officer from Washington, D.C.; it also includes representatives from other federal agencies (other than EPA) such as Dept of Agriculture, Dept. of the Interior, Dept. of Commerce, Department of State, Dept. of Health, Dept of Transportation, Dept. of Human Services, Customs and Border Protection, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and the International Boundary and Water Commission.
The GNEB board will meet in El Paso on Wednesday September 24, 2008 at the Camino Real Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some of the issues to be discussed include the Asarco smelter and the water supply to the area. WHO: El Paso County Attorney José R. RodríguezWHAT: Meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental BoardWHEN: Wednesday September 24, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.WHERE: Camino Real Hotel
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Good Neighbor Environmental Board Meeting Press Advisory.pdf
Elhiu Dominguez was born in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, México. He moved to the Ciudad Juárez - El Paso area in 1988 to study Mass Communications at the Chihuahua State University (UACH). He later obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1994.
Elhiu began his professional career in 1989 as a reporter for Norte de Juarez newspaper. In 1994 he was employed at Canal 26, the local Univision affiliate in El Paso, as photojournalist, producer, and later as a reporter. In 1998, after a brief period as Weekend Assignments Editor at KDBC Channel 4, the local CBS affiliate, Elhiu returned to work at Univision 26 as a senior reporter. He was later assigned in 1999 as the Texas-New Mexico correspondent for the Univision Network’s news magazine “Primer Impacto”, a position that he held until his resignation in 2005 to become Assignments Editor at KFOX Channel 14, the local FOX network affiliate.
Elhiu left KFOX in 2006 to become the Public Affairs Officer for the El Paso County Attorney’s Office.
During his more than 15 years of experience as journalist, Elhiu has received numerous awards, among them “La Columna de Oro” for a special series of stories regarding the murders of women in Juárez, and several first and second place awards by the New Mexico and Texas Associated Press in the categories of investigative reporting, breaking news, and feature stories.