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Socorro Resident Arrested For Allegedly Dumping Solid Waste On Neighbor’s Property
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced the arrest of a Socorro resident who has been charged with violating the Texas Health and Safety Code by illegally dumping solid waste in Socorro, Texas. According to the El Paso County Sheriff's...
El Paso Assistant County Attorney Appointed To National Environmental Advisory Committee
The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lisa P. Jackson has appointed El Paso Assistant County Attorney Cristina Viesca-Santos to EPA’s 12-member Governmental Advisory Committee. The committee advices the EPA’s Administrator...
2012 Environmental Summit “Eco Out-Reach El Paso”
EL PASO - The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Senator José Rodríguez (D-El Paso), and El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal will host the 2012 Environmental Summit "Eco-Outreach El Paso" on Friday, October 12, 2012, at the...
Clint Resident Sentenced For Illegally Dumping Trash At Railroad Yard
El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez today announced the sentencing of an East El Paso resident who pled guilty to violating the Texas Health and Safety Code by illegally dumping trash on private property in Clint, Texas. 21 year-old Francisco Hernández...
Fabens Resident Sentenced For Polluting the Air By Illegally Burning Trash
El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez announced today the sentencing of a Fabens resident who pleaded guilty of violating the Clean Air Act, on a piece of property in the Fabens in far east El Paso County. 31-year-old Leobardo González was ordered...
El Paso Resident Is Sentenced To 75 Days In Jail For Illegal Dumping
El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez today announced the sentencing of an East El Paso resident who pled guilty to violating the State Illegal Dumping Statute, on private property, in East El Paso County. 48-year-old Jesús Fernández pled true to...