Contentious Coal Mining Proposal Makes Comeback In Texas

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 7:51 PM EST) -- A controversial, decades-old Texas coal mining application was revived Monday while local officials, community groups and individuals lined up in Austin to oppose the newly proposed expansion of the Eagle Pass mine, a move critics say would be a blow to public health and the environment.

The Railroad Commission of Texas' legal examiner will hold hearings in the state capital all week dealing with the merits of the proposal, in which mine owner Dos Republicas Coal Partnership is seeking to more than double the size of...
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