Texas Justices Won't Rehear $100M Coal Cleanup Case

By Clark Mindock (October 1, 2021, 8:29 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court declined on Friday to hear an attempt by San Miguel Electric Cooperative Inc. to exit a $100 million claim brought by ranch owners who want to evict the power company from land allegedly contaminated by a coal-fired power plant.

The court declined without comment the appeal bid filed by San Miguel alongside South Texas Electric Cooperative Inc. and Kiewit Mining Group Inc. That leaves intact a Fourth Court of Appeals order and district court ruling allowing the claims by Peeler Ranch LLC to proceed.

The Peelers — a family that owns the 25,000-acre property that houses the San Miguel...

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