TRLA Times – Spring 2009 Release

FEATURE STORY:ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN EL PASO

ASARCO

For more than 100 years the ASARCO plant has been a permanent fixture in the El Paso skyline. After shutting its doors in 1999, the plant made efforts to re-open in 2002. But the local community was opposed to the idea, citing environmental concerns. Through a combination of political advocacy, grassroots organizing, and legal maneuvering, environmental activists fought the re-opening every step of the way. In early February they won their battle when the city of El Paso learned that ASARCO was abandoning its efforts to restart operations at the facility.

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