Is the Film Industry Polluting?

Given the incredible number of tax breaks given to New Mexico’s film industry, one might be led to believe that the industry is completely benign and obviusly beneficial regardless of whether the policies that bring the industry here in the first place are economically sound. Unfortunately (for film backers at least), a recent UCLA study of the film industry in Los Angeles found the industry to be the single most polluting industry outside of the petroleum industry in the five-county region that forms L.A.
With Governor Richardson dedicating himself and millions of our tax dollars to reducing supposedly harmful greenhouse gases, perhaps the good Guv should reconsider his willingness to bet the farm on film.