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OBSERVER A Journal of Free Voices A Window to. the South June 21, 1974 500 Dallas Our home-state electric power companies are threatening 50,000 square miles of Texas soil by strip-mining for generators of electricity. In order to convince the public that strip-mining in Texas will do no harm, and should not be regulated, the industry points over and over again to the model “Big Brown” strip-mining operation at Fairfield, only 65 miles southeast of Dallas. It takes a lot of color-blindness to do a snow job with coal, but that is what Texas Utilities System To start with, Fairfield is not a fair field to use as an example. There, TUS is FAIRFIELD the Potemkin Village of Texas strip-mines By Ned Fritz