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If you haven’t read Robert Leleux’s story on the Corpus pet-coke power plant in the current issue, you oughta do so. One small irony I wish he had noted, though: the name of the pollution-belching juggernaut is Las Brisas, which means “the breezes” in Spanish… I guess the owners are hoping the wind will blow all the crap somewhere else. Hello San Antonio!

Forrest Wilder, a native of Wimberley, Texas, is associate editor of the Observer. Forrest specializes in environmental reporting and runs the “Forrest for the Trees” blog. Forrest has appeared on Democracy Now!, The Rachel Maddow Show and numerous NPR stations. His work has been mentioned by The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time magazine and many other state and national publications. Other than filing voluminous open records requests, Forrest enjoys fishing, kayaking, gardening and beer-league softball. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.