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There's Nothing Like a Real Coal Fire
Public Utility Commission member pushes for more coal, even after the recent TXU struggle.
"...be keeping the lights on. Seems the policy is coal, coal, and more coal. Since hurricanes Katrina and Rita..."

July 25, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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
"...utilities, led by Dallas-based TXU, to build 16 old-style, coal-fired power plants, which threaten to push Austin's marginal air..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

TXU Still Eyeing Clean Coal
Company continues clinging to previous dirty plans.
"...TXU Corporation is now planning to build two coal-gasification or so-called "clean-coal" plants in Texas. The Dallas-based utility..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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

March 9, 2007 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
"...agreed to adopt the rules statewide, taking aim at coal-burning power plants. Texas has five of the nation's 10..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Coal War Update
Charles "Doc" Anderson launches legislative attack against proposed coal-fired power plants, efficiency practices report, and more
"...In this dispatch from the trenches of the coal wars, we'll see a Republican who's crossed party lines..."

Feb. 9, 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
"...and scrape of a 110-ton bucket used to carve coal from the Earth jolts Billie Woods out of her..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Business Leaders Hire Lobbyists to Battle Dirty Coal
Coalition of free-market well-to-dos formed to oppose Texas' 17 proposed pulverized coal power plants fights electric utilities using their own weapon of choice – lobbyists
"...the Dallas-based Texas Business for Clean Air, an unlikely coalition of free-market well-to-dos formed to oppose Texas' 17 proposed..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Coal Goes to Court
Lawsuits are flying to stop dirty power plants
"...looking on in shock and awe as Texas' planned coal craze progresses, two high-profile court cases filed by a..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Texas Gets Coal Shoulder for the Health of It
New EPA standards crack down on sulfur dioxide emissions
"...the highest SO2 levels – including Texans living near coal-fired power plants, petroleum refineries, diesel exhaust, and other sources...."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Energy's Coal Considerations Smoked Out?
Council to be asked to consider authorizing city manager to negotiate land agreement for future "clean coal" plant
"...Austin Energy is considering using so-called clean coal to meet the city's future power needs. The utility's..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

TXU: Merger or Coal, You Decide
TXU Corps. is pulling the plug on eight proposed coal-fired power plants. Maybe.
"...it's suspending the applications for eight of its proposed coal power plants. It contacted the State Office of Administrative..."

March 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Survey: Statewide Opposition to Proposed Power Plants Significant
"...Two-thirds of Texans oppose the construction of new proposed coal-fired power plants, with 47% strongly opposing, while an overwhelming..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Dirty Coal Update: Fast-Tracking Slowed Down
Travis Co. district judge issues temporary injunction instructing state administrative hearings judges to ignore Perry’s 2005 executive order fast-tracking coal-plant permitting as hearings were set to begin Wednesday on six TXU plants.
"...Opponents of dirty coal rejoiced Tuesday evening when a Travis Co. district judge..."

Feb. 21, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Then There's This: Hard, Coal Reality
Breaking up with Fayette Power is hard to do, AE officials say
"...The long road to moving "Austin Beyond Coal," as the Sierra Club slogan goes, just got longer..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

MIT Professor Berzin's New Coal-Related Technology
"...Dear Editor, Given the controversy surrounding new coal plants in Texas, readers might be interested in the..."

July 5, 2006 Postmarks

Tone-Deaf Coal Response
"...judge ruling against his fast-tracking efforts to permit more coal plants in Texas: "No one should be surprised that..."

Feb. 21, 2007 Postmarks

Dirty-Coal Reversal
TXU agrees to buy-out, announces it will abandon plans for eight of its proposed coal-fired plants
"...in Texas' war over the construction of 17 new coal-fired power plants, TXU, the energy giant with 11 controversial..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Coal Hard Cash
Alcoa has applied for a mining application in Elgin, near Austin.
"...plus a whole lot more. Enough, according to a coalition of farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, and suburban professionals who commute..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature

Battling the Toxicity of Coal-Burning Power Plants
'Clear Skies' gets shot down, and Legislators try to cut the crud in Texas
"...opposed Clear Skies because it would extend deadlines for plants to meet clean-up targets until 2018; eliminate New Source..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Coal News: Sierra Club Still Watching TXU, Ranks of Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Accord Grow, and Coal-Fired Power Plant Investments Protested
"...its commitment to cancel applications to build eight new coal-fired power plants – made as part of its private-equity..."

Nov. 21, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

AE's Coal Conundrum
Energy planners and the fight over Fayette
"...that we do need to ultimately close down those coal-fired power plants, but first we need to build the..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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

Bush's Xmas Stocking: Burning Coal?
New state and federal regulations threaten the Clean Air Act
"...Bush administration warns that the regulations prevent new power plants from being built...."

Dec. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lee Nichols

It's the Carbon, Stupid!
Texas leaders continue to drag their boot heels on global warming
"...plans by various Texas utilities to build 19 new coal-fired power plants have drawn widespread criticism for increases in..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Dirty Air Update
Energy industry still running roughshod over Texas
"...Why is it that 17 new coal-fired power plants remain on a permitting fast track despite..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Environmental Cage Match
After a history of pulling its punches, is EPA finally forcing TCEQ to clean up the Texas air?
"...the state on permitting and building a dozen new coal plants. Even so, she was shocked by what she..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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

June 15, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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