Opponents Weigh Options After Border Coal Mine OK'd

With a plan for an open pit coal mine on the Texas-Mexico border one step closer to being in operation, opponents looking to block the mine are left hoping to win a possible court injunction or an unlikely reversal by the Texas Railroad Commission.

The three-member commission voted 2-1 last week to approve a permit modification request submitted by Dos Republicas, which seeks to mine about 6,300 acres in Eagle Pass. Dos Republicas, which is owned by Mexican mining companies, partners with North American Coal Corporation and subsidiary Camino Real Fuels, both based in Plano. Commissioner Christi Craddick and ...

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