Like an ex who keeps calling, Asarco never seems to go away. The controversial 119-year-old copper plant has won this category two years in a row - you don't say goodbye to something twice if it truly left the first time. After an anti-Asarco student-led campaign last year, the factory struck back this year when a state commission tentatively confirmed its environmental friendliness. Now the plant, closed since 1998, might be reopening. Is this the rekindling of an old flame - no pun intended - or has Asarco really changed this time? Steel your resolve, El Paso. The old ex is ringing on your cell phone again. Girrrl, you're too good for it.
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