Why should Texas create jobs when it can steal them from California?
Looks like the battle between Texas and California is “pho” real this time. Texas sent a bipartisan “Sriracha Delegation” to Irwindale in an attempt to woo hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods to the Lone Star State.
Looks like the battle between Texas and California is “pho” real this time. Texas sent a bipartisan “Sriracha Delegation” to Irwindale, California in an attempt to woo hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods to the Lone Star State.
Irwindale residents have fought for months to close the Sriracha factory, which they say belches strong chemical fumes that cause heartburn, nose bleeds and itchy eyes. The Irwindale City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to declare the plant a public nuisance. If the vote passes, Huy Fong will have 90 days to curb the factory’s emissions.
Sriracha would likely face less resistance to its polluting in Texas, where both the state and local governments don’t seem to care much about air quality standards.
State Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) is leading a group of Texas officials to the Golden State to meet with Huy Fong Foods founder and Chief Executive David Tran to see if they can entice the famous hot sauce maker to relocate. He’s joined by state Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) who represents the district where most of the chili peppers needed for Sriracha are grown. State Representative Hubert Vo (D-Houston) is also tagging along, as are representatives from the offices of Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Tran is reportedly considering the offer. Maybe Huy Fong Foods can catch a ride with Toyota, which last month announced that it will move most of its North American headquarters from Torrance, California to the Dallas suburb of Plano.
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