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Ross Vincent, environmentalist in Colorado, Louisiana, dies

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - An environmentalist who worked in Colorado and Louisiana for decades has died.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported that Ross Vincent, the face of the local Sierra Club, died Saturday night from cancer at a hospice. He was 75.

Vincent, who studied chemical engineering in graduate school, fought battles over pollution during two decades in New Orleans before moving to Pueblo in 1988. The move was acknowledged as a loss to Louisiana in an editorial in The Times-Picayune.

In southern Colorado, Vincent is credited with helping stop the Army from using old-fashioned incinerators to destroy mustard agent weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, working to limit pollution from Pueblo's newest coal-fired power plant and using the Sierra Club's clout to fight the Army's planned expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.

Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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