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Power Plant Pollution Battle Still On
TXU's Oak Grove lignite-burning facility gets state approval.
" Texas' war over 19 proposed pulverized coal power plants, Dallas-based utility TXU has been feverishly advertising its new,..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Grove Gets Final Approval
With one PUD approved, attention turns to Austin Oaks
"...and third readings, matters that will drift like fallen oak leaves into the new year – but all in..."

Dec. 23, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Dirty Days Ahead?
TCEQ approves permit for TXU Oak Grove coal power plant in Robertson County, about 100 miles from Austin
"...the last TXU post, more details on their latest plant: The mammoth Oak Grove plant – really two plants..."

June 14, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Coal Hard Reality
Still cloudy over TXU
"...CO2 emissions – such as the 11 pulverized coal plants currently proposed in Texas, by TXU Energy and other..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

TXU Still Eyeing Clean Coal
Company continues clinging to previous dirty plans.
" planning to build two coal-gasification or so-called "clean-coal" plants in Texas. The Dallas-based utility has gone topsy-turvy lately,..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...on a proposal to close Becker Elementary and leave Oak Springs Elementary open Monday night, but deadlocked 4-4, with..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature

Coal Goes to Court
Lawsuits are flying to stop dirty power plants
"...giant judicial plug in the smokestacks of 17 coal plants proposed statewide...."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Thinking Beyond Coal
Coal mines are mucking up the environment, from the Appalachian mountains to the outskirts of Austin
"...scene of rolling pastures and thick clumps of post oaks, Woods said: "I'd wake up and walk into the..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Capitalists, Conservationists Say No to Dirty Coal
Showdown taking shape over plans to build 16 old-style coal-fired power plants, which threaten to push Austin's marginal air quality into the red
" Dallas-based TXU, to build 16 old-style, coal-fired power plants, which threaten to push Austin's marginal air quality into..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

New Pollution Rules for Coal-Crazed Texas
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality takes up two federal EPA air quality measures to hopefully reduce mercury and carbon dioxide pollution
"...toward ending Texas' reign as the nation's No. 1 power-plant emitter of toxic mercury and heat-trapping carbon dioxide pollution,..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Coal's Body Count
"...caused by toxic pollution from the 19 coal-fired power plants proposed for construction statewide, according to a report released..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Smog Cometh
Alternative transportation programs help keep Austin in line
"...ignoring the proverbial "800-pound gorilla in the room: coal plants." He cited the propensity of the governor's office and..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
"...point sources outside the urban counties, such as TXU's Oak Grove plant. – K.R...."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...plans for eight of 11 highly polluting coal-burning power plants and undertake reforms like lowering its sky-high rates, as..."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature

Writing the Climate
Flannery and Kolbert on the accelerating pace of global warming
"...ecosystems, particularly in the U.S., because the animals and plants that must survive at high altitudes have nowhere else..."

May 18, 2007 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
"...the toll road project proposed for the "Y" in Oak Hill, the junction of U.S. 290 West and State..."

July 20, 2007 News Feature

Dirty Days Ahead?
TCEQ approves permit for TXU's Oak Grove coal power plant in Robertson County, about 100 miles from Austin
"...late Wednesday, June 13, the permit for Texas Utility's Oak Grove coal power plant, to be located about 100..."

June 22, 2007 News Feature

All Hail Texas!
Texas emits more globe-warming carbon dioxide than any other state in the nation, by a long shot
"...and city governments have vowed to fight TXU's gigantic Oak Grove coal power plant, under construction 115 miles northeast..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
"...about the plans for and cost of Water Treatment Plant No. 4. See "Beside the Point."..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature

April 19-26
"...director Andrew Wheat. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free...."

April 20, 2007 News Feature

Public Notice: A Tale of Two PUDs
It's not too soon to aim for green space
"...The Austin Oaks PUD proposal by Dallas-based Spire Realty Group would put..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Texas Coal Rush Update
Planned coal power plants loom large, get political
" a fast-approaching energy shortage: 18 new coal-burning power plants. Critics note these are not the oft-touted clean coal..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Defending Environmentalists
" her interpretations of recent campaigns against proposed coal plants and our "juvenile,” "ridiculous," "anti-everything" stance as part of..."

Aug. 7, 2007 Postmarks

They Used to Call It Train Wreck
TCEQ lets Texas slide further into a coal-fired future.
" approve the air-quality permit for the euphemistically named Oak Grove power plant. This further smooths the road for..."

June 14, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Beyond City Limits
"...• As if coal plants weren't busy enough worsening climate change and smog, they..."

May 9, 2008 News Feature

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
"...He's also been active in the Clean Air Coalition's Oak Grove coal plant fight and in creating tighter policies..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Biodiesel Industry Fumes Over State's Heavy Hand
Texas environmental regulators come down hard on fledgling biodiesel industry
"...consequences in rubber-stamping permits for five new coal power plants since 2005...."

March 14, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Nuclear, Coal, & Wind in Texas
"...With seven nuclear plants proposed in Texas, local environmental groups are turning to..."

Aug. 8, 2007 Kill-A-Watt Post

Showdown@Club de Ville
"...their show doesn't prompt any more showdowns. Shake Your Grove Thang Admit it: You love guerrilla art pieces, and..."

April 18, 1997 Arts Column

Downtown Developments
"...Grove Drug (15)..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

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