A couple of positive environmental stories involving actions by El Salvador's government:
- The National Assembly voted to ban 53 agricultural pesticides which have been shown to damage health. The legislation was passed with the votes of all parties except the right-wing ARENA legislators.
- The government announced that it is developing a plan for the recovery of the Acelhuate River which flows through San Salvador. The river is highly polluted with heavy metals and with untreated sewage from the city. The river is also prone to damaging floods in the rainy season as it overflows the concrete banks which channel its course. Recovery of the health of this river and mitigating its risks is going to take a very long time.