I lived in El Paso for most of my working life. The powers that be
always conveniently blamed Mexico for the air pollution while allowing
ASARCO two throw carcinogens into the air. It took a Sierra Club
lawsuit to get the public's attention and make the local politicians
Also, remember that there are two oil refinies just south of Cielo
Vista mall. They are major contributors to east side pollution.
CR, an ex El Pasoan who still has ties there.
> El Paso too. Of course the majority of the pollution here comes from across
> the border where there are NO pollution controls or programs. Add that to a
> lack of paving on many streets across the border, and folks burning wood
> pallets and old tires in the winter to stay warm and we get a wonderful mix
> smoke, dust, and smog.
> Robert Houston