Water Deal for Texas Coal Plant Postponed

Updated 2:30 p.m. 

In a victory for environmental groups, the LCRA board decided to delay the decision on whether to grant a large water contract to the proposed White Stallion coal plant. The board heard testimony all morning, much of it from people living in the Colorado River basin who cited concerns about water availability and air pollution, and urged further study of the proposed 40-year contract. White Stallion's chief operating officer, Randy Bird, testified that the water contract was one of two pieces critical to getting more permanent financing for the plant. (The other piece is ...

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