STATEMENT: Leader Atkins commends Governor Newsom and impacted cities and agencies in San Diego County for joining together on cross-border pollution

December 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement commending Governor Gavin Newsom and impacted cities and agencies throughout San Diego County for historic partnership around cross-border pollution:

“We need to enact measures to correct the pollution of the Tijuana River, which directly impacts the health of our residents and communities. Upgrades to the bi-national water-capture system at the border provide us with an opportunity to work together with the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Mexico to resolve long-standing health and environmental impacts. Our collaboration is key to finding, and funding, the kinds of long-term fixes needed to stop this pollution from causing further harm.”


Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: