|Rx for healthy communities: El Paso pharmacist Joe Piñón has led the fight
against a multistate polluter for decades.
From the May/June 2006 issue of Sierra magazine
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AT 75, JOE PIÑÓN STILL WEARS A CRISP WHITE LAB COAT and fills
prescriptions at the pharmacy he's owned in El Paso, Texas, since 1960.
His oversize glasses, helpful in deciphering a doctor's chicken scratch,
lend him an owlish appearance; his soft voice only hints that he's also
a Spanish speaker. In a crowded room, Piñón wouldn't stand out.
his mild manner has not kept him from becoming a leader in his community
and a threat to polluters.
Photo courtesy of Bruce Berman; used with permission.
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