Decision Nears on Coal Project in Eagle Pass

Opponents of a proposed coal mine in Eagle Pass, near Texas’ border with Mexico, are staring at the possibility that their yearslong goal of stopping the project will be all for naught.

The Dos Republicas Coal Partnership, which is owned by Mexican mining companies, has applied to renew a permit that would let its American partners mine about 6,300 acres of land in Eagle Pass. Dos Republicas partners with the North American Coal Corporation and subsidiary Camino Real Fuels, both based in Plano.

Following several weeks of hearings this year, a hearing examiner on Nov. 15 recommended that the permit ...

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