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Calipatria council could act on air-quality measure

March 11, 2002|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

CALIPATRIA — The City Council here may take action on a resolution that would support efforts by federal, state and local governments of the U.S. and Mexico to formulate an agreement establishing common air quality standards for the border corridor.

The resolution also would assure that new border stationary sources have minimal negative impacts on air quality.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers in City Hall.

The resolution states the city of Calipatria is aware power plants under construction in Mexico are not required to apply emission control technology and offset emissions according to attainment status of the border area in which the facility will be built.

"Council recognized that due to the differing air-quality standards and required control measures for emissions from power plants in the U.S. and Mexico, the air quality will be adversely impacted in border communities located in the border corridor," states the resolution.

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>> Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3441.

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