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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Valero, Citgo get puny TCEQ fines,,Pollute and cause families endless years of agony, then get charge a fine so small it's like buying a cup of vending machine coffee.

"Thursday, September 24, 2009

Valero, Citgo get puny TCEQ fines

Pollute and cause families endless years of agony, then get charge a fine so small it's like buying a cup of vending machine coffee.

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posted by CouldBeTrue @ 9:32 AM"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Guess who won.... "Grupo México is extremely pleased with the resolution from the Corpus Christi Bankruptcy Court and considers it a complete victory for the Parent, ASARCO"

"Google News Alert for: Asarco

Federal Judge Ratifies Superiority of Grupo Mexico's ...
Business Wire (press release)
Grupo México is extremely pleased with the resolution from the Corpus Christi Bankruptcy Court and considers it a complete victory for the Parent, ASARCO ..."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

January 13, 1999 one month before ASARCO closed, the ASARCO site became part of the Empowerment Zone...


The Empowerment Zone (EZ)coincidentally is within the areas hit hardest by the historical ASARCO smoke-plume.


"On January 13, 1999, El Paso was one of 15 cities nationwide, and the only city in Texas, to receive an Empowerment Zone (EZ) designation from HUD under Round II of the federal EZ Program. El Paso's EZ has been named El Corazon de El Paso (the Heart of El Paso) because of its rich historical and cultural significance. Encompassing the central core of the city and a portion of the Ysleta area on the east side of town, El Corazon de El Paso is rich in economic possibilities, yet is also one of the most impoverished urban areas in the United States...."

http://www.elpasotexas.gov/elpasoez/

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Western Refinery uses same Environmental Consultant as ASARCO

Besides its historical ASARCO work, Zephyr is also a consultant that is
applying to be the "Clean-up Trustee" for ASARCO El Paso. They are also
being used by Western Refining to submit comments to the TCEQ "FLARE"
workgroup about flare-air-emissions.

Grupo Mexico stock surges and the PESO firms as Vendata offers to cap ASARCO's owner's liabilities....

Carlyle Group owns 20% of Grupo Mexico.  For more info. on Carlyle's relationships in the Paso del Norte region do a google search on "Carlyle" in this blog's search engine.

"MEXICO CITY, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Shares in miner Grupo Mexico surged on Tuesday after a proposal from a rival in its bidding war to gain control of bankrupt U.S. copper miner Asarco LLC capped the Mexican firm's potential liabilities. Shares in Grupo Mexico (GMEXICOB.MX) gained 7.34 percent to 25 pesos as the IPC stock index.... The peso MXN=MEX01 firmed 0.55 pct to 13.31 per U.S. dollar as the greenback hit a 1-year low against the euro and weakened broadly against emerging market currencies ahead of the start of a two-day Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting." Grupo Mexico soars on Asarco outlook; peso firms  Reuters