New Mexico senator urges EPA review of El Paso gas plant

June 4, 2021
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) is urging EPA to consider whether the construction of a planned gas-fired power plant in El Paso, TX, will harm local air quality, warning that emissions from the facility will worsen problems in a neighboring part of New Mexico that already is in violation of federal ozone standards. Citing EPA’s recent announcement that it intends to designate El Paso County, TX, as part of the existing El Paso-Las Cruces ozone “nonattainment” area that includes Doña Ana...

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