This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo shows ASARCO copper smelter smokestacks near 

This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo shows ASARCO copper smelter smokestacks near the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. People spent years trying to close the massive copper plant they said spewed fumes that made their eyes teary, their lungs burn. Now, more than a decade after they claimed victory when the copper smelter shut down, some who opposed the plant are banding together in a long-shot effort to prevent the demolition of the plant's smokestacks that have dominated the local skyline for nearly half a century. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)
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This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo shows ASARCO copper smelter smokestacks near the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. People spent years trying to close the massive copper plant they said spewed fumes that made their eyes teary, their lungs burn. Now, more than a decade after they claimed victory when the copper smelter shut down, some who opposed the plant are banding together in a long-shot effort to prevent the demolition of the plant's smokestacks that have dominated the local skyline for nearly half a century. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)
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