US and Mexico to deal with pollution, climate change

US Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson last week met Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo and Energy Minister Luis Tellez to improve co-operation between the two countries on a range of common energy, environmental, and economic concerns.

In June the two countries signed agreements covering co-operation in renewable energy and clean power technologies. In the meetings the leaders discussed ways to broaden their joint efforts.

Richardson and Tellez also signed an agreement to work together on the prevention and cleanup of hazardous pollution arising from oil and gas activities.”Energy’s impact on the environment requires our continued vigilance and an international commitment,” said Richardson.

The leaders discussed ways to improve energy sector efficiency and work together to address climate change issues. Richardson said that all participants agreed that their main goal should be to identify ways to maintain economic growth while at the same time improving the environment.

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