Coronado Eagle & Journal: State Budget Invests Heavily In Future Of Tijuana River Valley (Op-Ed)

July 05, 2019

By Senator Ben Hueso / July 5, 2019

As excerpted from Coronado Eagle & Journal

California shares more than 140 miles of our southern border with Mexico, and the flow of goods and people across the border have been critical to California’s success as the fifth largest economy. Our close proximity and shared values have resulted in one of the strongest economic, cultural, and social regions in the world. Trade between California and Mexico yields $70 billion per year.

But, as residents of the border region, we know that there are also many challenges that come with this proximity. Addressing shared environmental impacts such as water and air quality require cross-border solutions and binational cooperation.