By Edgar Ruiz, deputy director, CSG-WEST
Legislators attending the Border Legislative Conference in late September adopted a declaration that, among other things, encourages U.S. and Mexico federal and state authorities to cooperate on efforts to combat organized crime and enhance the security of the border region.
The declaration also:
- Promotes the development of joint, binational commissions to address human trafficking;
- Encourages private and public sector utilities to invest in energy conservation and efficiencies; and
- Encourages long-term planning regarding water resources and policies as they are affected by climate change.