Skip to main content

Fear of Regulations Pervades a Small, Struggling Town

Oil may dominate in Texas, but coal is still king in some small towns. That's why talk of stricter air pollution regulations in towns like Jewett — where the economy is already stagnant — puts some residents on edge.

Lead image for this article

Oil may dominate in Texas, but coal is still king in some small towns. That's why talk of stricter air pollution regulations in towns like Jewett — where the economy is already stagnant — puts some residents on edge. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

Support public-service journalism that gets the context right

Yes, I'll donate today