Texas Border Battle Over Mexican Company's Coal Mine

EAGLE PASS — George Baxter knows how to fight. The East Coast native dodged bullets while serving in Vietnam, then, as a U.S. Border Patrol agent, he guarded a vast swath of rough terrain just across from Mexico.

But Baxter may be gearing up for his toughest battle yet, as he and a coalition of residents in his adopted town of Eagle Pass — across the border from the Mexican city of Piedras Negras — fight a coal partnership they say is intent on destroying their peaceful way of life.

The Dos Republicas Coal Partnership, which is owned by Mexican mining companies ...

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