UTEP Receives Air Quality Grant

UTEP Receives Air Quality Grant

POSTED: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 9:44am

UPDATED: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 2:26pm

EL PASO- The Civil Engineering Department at The University of Texas at El Paso has received a $404,000 grant to monitor and reduce pollution in the region.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provided the grant.

"This project will identify the conditions for high ozone episodes and provide effective measures for air pollution reduction in the region,” said Wen-Whai Li, Ph.D., civil engineering professor and principal investigator. “We look forward to working with TCEQ, the El Paso MPO and local stakeholders to jointly improve El Paso's air quality."

UTEP will work in collaboration with TCEQ and El Paso MPO to identify, inventory and monitor ozone pollution levels in the Paso del Norte region. Data will be used to model and quantify ozone pollution levels. An objective of the project is implementation of appropriate pollution reduction controls.
“Thanks to this grant, we are able to focus on improving the quality of life in our region," Li said. "The direct benefit of this project will be the people of El Paso who will breathe better air.”

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Go around your campus and ask how many are from south of the border that attend college and live in EP over a year? Then ask if they know if their vehicle from mexico is U.S. Emission legal?

Since you give any foreign student on FAid a job i think they could afford the $25 once a year like we all do to comply with emissions that are part of air quality control too.

Not to mention any mexico citizen gets 5k tuition reimbursement so i think they should be able to comply

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